Posted by Edward T. Graney on July 02, 2001 at 21:44:33:
After what the United States of America has given the Irish, and , as well, after what we have given the United States, I have often wondered why Ireland hasen't set aside a day of thanksgiving, commemorating the United States of America, as Denmark has done,where the 4th of July is a holiday, commemorating such deeds, fore (Danes) and aft (USA).
When asked that question, I always quote our Civil War president, Abraham Lincoln, who, when the battle was going against the North and his recently arrived (within a few years) Irish troop were the few who were fighting so well, said, "Give me two more Irish batalions and I could win the war in a month." And in that war and every other war the U.S. has ever had, the Irish-Americans have excelled, and before them Irish from Ireland had led the way. And, as we sit here today, the facts remind us that the Irish have given the USA more than anyother group of immigrants, and or decendents of any other nationality. But then, it is always nice to be recognized. Is it not? Slaint agit.