For a significant number of years victims of terrorism have been slowly buried in a forgotten chapter of history and it was felt that those victims should be recognised as the defenders of the community who made significant sacrifices for the sake of lasting peace in the Province at the level which we are now experiencing.  That said, it would seem that, even after many former officers have died after years of bravely fighting pain and injury, their sacrifice and courage still go largely unrecognised.  So, after many years of meetings for mutual support it was decided to officially form an association and on 3rd December 2008 at the La Mon Hotel and Country Club, Crossnacreevy, the Wounded Police and Families Association came into being.  We offer support, encouragement and empathy to all those who are victims of terrorism and as our motto says ‘Healing Through Caring, Recognition and Justice’ we are committed to working for those officers and their families who have been entered into the book of forgotten sacrifices to be given the recognition they deserve