It's hard to believe this was 50 years ago. IRA volunteer Tony Henderson lived in the flats in Corrib Avenue and although I never knew him I remember that day very well.
I was only 13 and felt so proud when I was asked to bring a wreath to the flat where Tony was being waked. A few days later his funeral took place with his comrades forming a guard of honour.
I was too young to fully understand what was going on but I couldn't wait to get involved in something. It's not like we live in a democracy where one could write more details but the least we can do is pay tribute to IRA volunteers and many others who took part in a struggle which should have been successful.
There may not be the numbers today but others still struggle for the same ideals as IRA volunteer Tony Henderson died for.
Fuair sé bás ar son Eireann.