It is important for us a Hibernians to fight against those who defame our faith and our heritage. Not just around St. Patrick’s Day but all year round. We as Hibernians need to be vigilant and not support businesses that continue to ignore our request to not insult our Irish ethnicity. These businesses will listen when sales decline.
This past spring I had the honor to represent the Ancient Order of Hibernians in Waterford, Ireland. The 1848 Tricolour Celebration Committee was putting on their annual gathering to commemorate the unveiling of the Irish Tricolour by their native son Thomas Francis Meagher in 1848 in Waterford City, Ireland. The Committee invited me and my fellow AOH brothers Brian Schweitzer, Montana’s Governor, and Jim Hammill, past Division President of the Thomas Francis Meagher Division in Helena Montana.
Governor Schweitzer was the Guest of Honor and guest speaker during the event. I would like to thank the all of the committee members of the “1848 Tricolour Celebration” for putting on wonderful event and showing us the “Irish Hospitality”. My hope is that we can return the favor soon. It was good to see that past history is remembered and the Tricolour was not forgotten as a symbol of peace and its message still prevails today.
I’m looking forward to seeing all you at Turning Stone in July.