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Next-of-Kin launch fund raising campaign for Darwin Monument.

Friday, March 29th 2002 - 21:00 UTC
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The Families' Commission which groups the next-of-kin of Argentine servicemen killed during the 1982 South Atlantic War announced that they would be holding a Mass at the Buenos Aires Cathedral and a gala concert at the Colon Theatre as part of a series of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the outbreak of the 1982 conflict.

In its press release the Commission also announces that "we wish to participate with you in the immense happiness which comes from the definite approval of the project presented by this Families' Commission to build a national monument to the fallen of Malvinas to be constructed at the Argentine Cemetery at Darwin".

At 7pm on Tuesday April 2 a Mass will be held at the Buenos Aires Cathedral conducted by Cardinal Jorge Bergolio, head of the Catholic Church of Argentina.

The following night a fund raising concert will go on stage at the Colon Theatre with the Colon Theatre Orchestra and Chorus accompanying the internationally acclaimed tenor Dario Volonté, who is himself a South Atlantic War veteran.

Other events organised by the Families' Commission include a painting and photographic exhibition to be held in the main hall on the National Bank of Argentina's head branch in Plaza de Mayo and the presentation of a book, Malvinas from London, by journalist Enrique Oliva who was based in Europe at the time of the 1982 conflict and covered the events from London for the Argentine press.

Nicholas Tozer ? Buenos Aires

Categories: Falkland Islands.

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