As we travel from Dublin in the East to Bundoran in the West we cross the border between the Republic of Ireland and the region of the United Kingdom called Northern Ireland. This border is easy to miss these days because there is no real official demarcation of the border because both countries are members of the European Union. The Schengen Agreement allows for free travel between member countries. This border at one time in the not so distant past was a heavily militarized area. The United Kingdom tried to secure the border so that weapons, munitions, and personnel could not travel into Northern Ireland from the Republic of Ireland. This time is referred to as "The Troubles". Peace was reached and the border checkpoints were dismantled. In their place were commissioned pieces of art to commemorate the Peace Accords. The border where we crossed was marked by a statue of a man being embraced by a woman. The man was holding tools of war, sword and shield, but was not wearing a uniform. This image is all of the men who were involved in the struggles being welcomed home.