Mr Robinson said,
“The memorial in Parliament Buildings stands in memory of those civil servants who gave their lives in the Second World War. There are twenty-seven names on the memorial stone. We not only remember those named but we bowed our heads in honour and remembrance for all those who stepped up, wore the uniform and paid the supreme price in defending democracy in all subsequent wars and conflicts.
Those values will be respected throughout Northern Ireland this weekend as towns and villages will drop silent in dignified memory. I trust the solemnity of this remembrance weekend will be respected and there will be no efforts to distract or besmirch this solemn occasion.”