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|Disappeared families at US event
||Disappeared families at US event
(about 9 hours later)
The US Consul General in Belfast, Dean Pittman, is holding a reception for the families of the Disappeared - people murdered and buried in unmarked graves.
|Nine people - mainly victims of the IRA - are still missing.||Nine people - mainly victims of the IRA - are still missing.|
At the gathering, the group will release doves representing each of the Disappeared.
A new US freephone number will also be launched to encourage people with information about the location of the remaining Disappeared to come forward.
The event is part of a wider day of reflection on the Troubles planned for Northern Ireland on Thursday.
|The group Healing through Remembering wants people to spend a moment or two in private reflection.||The group Healing through Remembering wants people to spend a moment or two in private reflection.|
|Trevor Ringland from the group says remembering the past is one way of ensuring that mistakes are not repeated||Trevor Ringland from the group says remembering the past is one way of ensuring that mistakes are not repeated|