"I'm not ready to give up on the anthem and the ritual of standing while its played." By Martin E. Dempsey During operation desert storm, after Iraq’s Republican Guard had been forced out of Kuwait, my brigade set up a checkpoint on the only highway from Kuwait to Baghdad. We established a medical treatment facility and raised the American flag. It was a signal to … [Read more...] about Last Word: 90 Seconds Together
The Irish in Colorado are seeking to honor immigrants buried in unmarked graves. These were desperate, transient, uneducated, unskilled, and mostly young people. The poorest of these immigrants, without any resources or family were buried in the“Catholic” free section of the cemetery, with a crude wooden slab to mark their burial. The wooden slabs have long since rotted and … [Read more...] about Remembering Colorado’s Forgotten Irish
By Ray Cavanaugh
Tracing the origins of Memorial Day can become rather convoluted. After all, about two-dozen U.S. communities claim to have held the first such commemoration. On a less contested level, Gen. John A. Logan was the man who established an official day to honor military persons who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Born on Feb. 9, 1826, in Jackson County, Illinois, … [Read more...] about The “Woke” General
Who Launched Memorial Day
By Christine Kinealy Maud Gonne is frequently remembered as the unrequited love interest of the poet, W.B. Yeats, while her accomplishments as a nationalist, artist, actor, lecturer, polemist, writer and social activist are often marginalized. In particular, Maud’s role in engaging with the perennial poverty and intermittent subsistence crises that dogged Ireland in the final … [Read more...] about Maud Gonne and Famines in the 1890s
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 4:00 pm EST, 8:00 pm Ireland
The New York Irish Center Presents:
History Loves A Parade
An online Salute to 260 Years of the New York Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
Explore key milestones of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in North America from Colonial times to the present. Featuring archival images and new photography, guest musicians, and original … [Read more...] about History Loves a Parade
260 Years of the New York
St. Patrick’s Day Parade