JFK Presents Irish Brigade Flag to People of Ireland

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The ceremony took place during the president’s visit to Ireland in June 1963.

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  • -1 for incorrect month.

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    • No, he said September, not December.

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      • He referred the battle fought on September 13, 1862 at Fredericksburg, Maryland. Whoops…

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        • This shows Epperson’s a liberal who will never admit any Kennedy made a mistake.

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          • He always has a home here in Boston. 🙂

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  • I wonder how many of the Irish Brigade thought that there would be an Irish Catholic president a century after they fought.

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    • Some of them were still alive to see Al Smith come close in 1928.

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  • 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…

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