Monday, March 17, 2014

Remember the Fighting Irish: Happy St. Patrick's Day

"Brothers of Ireland"  Artist's impression by Don Troiani

Tonight, I choose to remember the courage and sacrifice of the Irishmen of the 69th New York Infantry, and all the other persecuted minorities of early America; brave immigrant fighting men who loved their country more than their country loved them. It is to men like these that we owe our freedom. "Faugh a ballagh!"

I am about as German as they come...but I still think Irish Civil War ballads are awesome.

"A Dream of Liberty" by Wolfe Tones:

"The Dreadful Engagement" by David Kincaid:

"The Fighting 69th" by Wolfe Tones

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