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Postage Stamp Honoring the 1916 Proclamation

Posted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015 at 18:41

Article from our National AOH:

The American Irish Teachers Association is working to have a commemorative stamp issued in recognition of the Centenary of the 1916 Easter Rising. Such recognition is not without precedent, in 1989 the U.S. Postal Service recognized the 200th Anniversary of France’s Bastille Day and the start of the French Revolution, it is equally fitting that the Easter Rising should similarly be commemorated. Though often absent from school history books, Ireland was an early and unfailing supporter of the fledgling United State as noted by George Washington: “Ireland, thou friend of my country in my country’s most friendless days, much injured, much enduring land, accept this poor tribute from one who esteems thy worth, and mourns thy desolation. May the God of Heaven, in His justice and mercy, grant thee more prosperous fortunes, and in His own time, cause the sun of Freedom to shed its benign radiance on the Emerald Isle.” It is therefore right and fitting that the USPS should recognize the Centenary of the start of the “the sun of Freedom to shed its benign radiance on the Emerald Isle.”

The proposed model for the stamp would have illustrations of the Declaration of Independence and the 1916 Proclamation of the Irish Republic flanking the Light of Liberty under a banner containing the words “Liberty’s Legacy.”

A sample letter can be found HERE.

Certainly such a worthy project is worth a few minutes time and a stamp to see that the rebirth of the Irish Nation, a constant friend to the United States, is celebrated.

98th Biennial PA State Convention

Posted: Tuesday, October 14, 2014 at 05:13

2015 Pennsylvania State AOH/LAOH Convention - July 22-26, 2015. Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Valley Forge
301 W Dekalb Pike, King of Prussia

Fundraisers to help with the cost are now underway!!!

Tickets are now available supporting AOH/LAOH
PA State Convention for January 2015 Lottery.
Daily Reward: $50.00, except Saturday & Sunday: $100.00. Donation $5.00

Contact Ed Halligan for details and tickets,

Planned for January 2015
Night at the Races
& Beef and Beer

Website is also in the works!!!!!


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Join the Stone and Carr family along with Division 87 of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and many many friends, will be hosting the 10th annual Carr Stone Carr Golf Outing at Juanita Golf Course.

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