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Memorial to McConville a fitting tribute

The daughter of Jean McConville was on the radio recently talking again of the horror that befell her mother and the family all those years ago.

Every time this topic comes up, I think I should do something. I never have, but I know I cannot rest until I do. I suggest that a memorial be erected by the people of Northern Ireland for this tragic woman. If - as I believe - she was tortured and killed for helping a wounded soldier, then a memorial personifies the best ideal that the human spirit can aspire to and one which unifies the two communities.

To ask why this was done to Jean McConville implies that there is conduct which deserves such barbarity. It is similar to asking why the Nazis murdered the Jewish people. Such a question cannot be asked as it implies that, somehow, there is a logical reason for what was done.

MAUREEN HILL

Belfast

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