More than 350 people attended a special ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Arboretum near New Ross, County Wexford, on May 29, marking the hour of the birth of America’s 35th president 100 years ago that day. Minister with Responsibility for Defense Paul Kehoe, Wexford County Council chairman Paddy Kavanagh, and U.S. Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Andrew Martin, who is stationed at … [Read more...] about JFK 100 Celebrated in New Ross
John F. Kennedy
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s birth, the New York Historical Society has mounted a bold exhibition, American Visionary: John F. Kennedy’s Life and Times. The primary display of the exhibition is a series of 77 images – “some iconic, some rarely seen,” according to the society’s description of the show – as well as is a video screen … [Read more...] about The New York Historical Society’s Moving JFK100 Exhibition
For the fifth year running, the County Wexford town of New Ross will mark American Independence Day with Irish America Fest, a three-day celebration of transatlantic friendship and legacy beginning this weekend on Friday, June 30. The festival, held in association with the Wexford Co. Council, Failte Ireland, and Irish America magazine, will provide entertainment of activities … [Read more...] about Irish America Fest in New Ross
What is the best way to properly mark the 100th birthday of John Fitzgerald Kennedy?
On May 29, a series of events across the country will mark what would have been John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s 100th birthday.
Already, the United States Postal Service has released a commemorative stamp. And in the Kennedy family’s historic hometown of Boston, the JFK Presidential Library and … [Read more...] about The Last Word:
JFK at 100
“Immigration policy should be generous; it should be fair; it should be flexible. With such a policy we can turn to the world, and to our own past, with clean hands and a clear conscience.” – John F. Kennedy This past Thanksgiving, as I made my way to a friend's for a home-cooked meal, I thought about my early years in New York when I worked most holidays at my waitressing … [Read more...] about A Nation of Immigrants?