Though the majority of memorials to the Easter Rising are on the East Coast, the influence of the revolution are spread from Golden Gate Park to Long Island Sound. Springfield, MA Construction began on a new remembrance garden in Springfield’s Forest Park in January, the first of its kind in America to pay homage to the centenary of the 1916 Rising. It will feature seven oak … [Read more...] about 1916 Memorials in the U.S.
George M. Cohan will always be remembered on Broadway. A statue of the late composer and performer, who penned such influential songs as “Over There,” “You’re a Grand Old Flag” and “Yankee Doodle Dandy,” stands proudly in Times Square, saluting all those who pass by. But long before Cohan was a star of the stage and screen, he was a son of Providence, RI. Cohan was born there … [Read more...] about Providence Gives Regards to Cohan
By Michael Quinlin Irish Sculptors Led the Way in Celebrating Civil War Heroes Magnificent in bearing, you find our nation’s unabashed heroes in Central Park and Lincoln Park, Boston Common and the National Mall. Still others stand like sedentary sentinels in village greens, public buildings and parks from Maine to Louisiana. Civil War monuments dot the American landscape, … [Read more...] about Civil War Memorials
An estimated 1,000 of the nearly 3,000 victims of 9/11 were of Irish descent or birth. On the 10th anniversary of the attacks, we look at the "living" memorials such as the scholarships and charities that have been established by the victims' families. Michael Lynch Laying the foundation for peace In the months following the 9/11 attacks, the Lynch family from the Bronx, New … [Read more...] about Ten Years after 9/11
9/11 Memorials in Ireland In the years since the attacks on September 11, 2001, memorials both big and small have been built throughout the United States and across the globe. The most immediate ones were impromptu – garlands draped on a parked car it became clear no one would claim, notes and photographs taped to fences and walls around New York City, candles placed outside … [Read more...] about Remembering from Afar