JFK Presents Irish Brigade Flag to People of Ireland January 18, 2012 8 comments The ceremony took place during the president’s visit to Ireland in June 1963. 8 comments… add one Brooks Simpson January 18, 2012, 3:01 pm -1 for incorrect month. Reply James F. Epperson January 18, 2012, 4:15 pm No, he said September, not December. Reply Jeffry Burden January 19, 2012, 5:16 am He referred the battle fought on September 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg, Maryland. Whoops… Reply Brooks D. Simpson January 19, 2012, 6:21 am This shows Epperson’s a liberal who will never admit any Kennedy made a mistake. Reply Kevin Levin January 19, 2012, 6:42 am He always has a home here in Boston. 🙂 Reply Pat Young January 18, 2012, 8:24 pm I wonder how many of the Irish Brigade thought that there would be an Irish Catholic president a century after they fought. Reply Will Hickox January 19, 2012, 7:53 am Some of them were still alive to see Al Smith come close in 1928. Reply James Harrigan January 19, 2012, 8:29 am I cherish the photos I have with my family from the Irish Brigade monuments at Antietam (Bloody Lane) and Gettysburg (The Wheatfield). I’d rather not think about Fredericksburg… Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.