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Honor Veteran's Graves in Ireland

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Raised by 6 people in 8 months
 Marking the Graves of US Veterans buried in Ireland Since the American War of Independence, Irish citizens have served in the US Army and Navy. Of course, many people would recognize the name of John Barry, often called the "Father of the US Navy". Barry was born on March 25, 1745, in Tacumshane, County Wexford, Ireland. Not all Irish veterans would be as notable, but their service to the USA was never doubted. Estimates range from 10 thousand to over a 100,000 Irish men and women have served in the US military in the past 150 years. Many of the vets returned to Ireland, including many who served 20 years or more on active duty. Sadly, many have passed on without due recognition of their service and lack any such markings at their graves. Our American Legion Post (IR63) named for John F. Kennedy, has undertaken to identify, honor, and recognize these forgotten veterans by placing grave markers at their graves. This is a time-honored tradition of the American Legion throughout the States. Here in Ireland, we hope to add as many as 15 unmarked graves between now and Memorial Day 2018. Each marker, after engraving and shipping, costs about $75 dollars. At present, we have identified four veterans including World War 1 US Army nurse (see https://www.rte.ie/news/2017/1101/916742-bracelet/ ). Our Post is undertaking this as a local initiative and is not part of a larger American Legion program. We do not receive funding other than from this fundraising effort. All donations made go directly to the Post bank account for disbursement by the Post Financial Officer. If you wish to donate the costs to purchase one marker ($75.00), we will ensure it is properly marked with the donor's name.  Help us honor and recognize our Veterans!
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