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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

IRISH HERITAGE MONTH IN WESTCHESTER


Westchester County Legislators Declare 
March as Irish Heritage Month


March 2011 was declared Irish Heritage Month in Westchester Co.



               WHITE PLAINS, NY – The month of March is recognized nationally as Irish History Month, and last Monday, the Westchester County Board of Legislators celebrated the 250th anniversary of the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade, our country's oldest and proudest Irish tradition during its annual Irish History & Heritage Celebration.  Board Chairman Ken Jenkins (D-Yonkers) was joined by county legislators along with local community stakeholders, clergy, business leaders and elected officials to celebrate the accomplishments of Irish-Americans in Westchester County. "Even before the birth of our Nation, the sons and daughters of Erin departed their homes in search of liberty and a more hopeful future," said Chairman Jenkins.  "As these early pioneers left familiar lands, they carried with them the rich traditions of home. This March, we honor their journey and their lasting contributions to the history and culture of the United States.  I am thrilled that the Board paused to acknowledge this historic milestone within the Irish-American community."

                Chairman Jenkins, Minority Leader James Maisano (R-Pelham), Legislators William J. Ryan (D-White Plains), Sheila Marcotte (R-Eastchester) and John G. Testa (R-Peekskill) were join by county legislators, along with Brian Kelly, President of the Westchester County chapter of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, local community stakeholders, clergy and business leaders to celebrate their annual program.  Guests were delighted by performances of traditional Irish dance & folk music by the O'Rourke Irish Dancers of White Plains, the Fair-Haired Tinkers of Elmsford and the Westchester County Police Emerald Society Pipes and Drum Band.


Hilary Beirne addresses the Westchester County Legislators


              
             The Legislature presented a proclamation on behalf of the residents of Westchester County marking this milestone to Hilary Beirne and Liam Murphy, members of the NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee. The New York City Saint Patrick's Day Parade is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, which hosts 150,000- 250,000 marchers in front of approximately two million spectators. The Parade is also televised on New York's WNBC-TV to over half a million households and was web-streamed for the first time in 2008.  "On March 17, 1762, Irish soldiers serving in the British Army in New York marched on St. Patrick's Day to display pride in their Irish roots and to honor the patron saint of Ireland," said Legislator Ryan.  "The parade allowed Irish immigrants the joy of freely expressing their Irish heritage by the wearing of the green, play bagpipes and speaking the language of the Emerald Isle, freedoms not permitted in Ireland at that time.  Many Westchester residents and organizations have been honored in the New York City parade, marched and served vital roles. As a proud son of Erin, it is truly an honor to join with my colleagues to commemorate this anniversary."


Hilary Beirne Accepts Proclamation from William Ryan(D)
              

               This annual parade has been held for the past 250 years, in honor of the Patron Saint of Ireland and the Archdiocese of New York. The Parade is reviewed from the steps of Saint Patrick's Cathedral by His Eminence Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York in the same manner as the Archbishop of New York did in the early days of the Parade at the Old St. Patrick's Cathedral in Lower Manhattan, when the Parade was held in Lower Manhattan before the new St Patrick's was built on Fifth Avenue. "The Legislature was honored to have shared the evening with representatives from the St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee and members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians from across the county," said Legislator Marcotte. "I congratulate Hilary and Liam for all of their hard work on behalf of the Parade Committee and wish for them a glorious Parade."




DIVISION OFFICERS


Chaplain

Rev. Matt Janeczko OFM

President
Kevin Ellis

Vice President
Jim Walsh

Recording Secretary

Robert Eggen

Financial Secretary
Dan Mulvey

Treasurer
Mike Morley

Chairman Standing
Committee

Dennis O'Brien

Marshal
Ronan O'Brien

Sentinel
Scott McGown

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Mailing Address:

A.O.H. Myles Scully
Division One
P.O. Box 1020
Yonkers, NY 10703

Email Address:

aohyonkers@gmail.com

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