2001-10-13 / Columnists

Meet The Irish

By Harry McGuirk

The chain of endearment of the Irish young and old for America and Americans is strong and always will be in peace and war. Today no matter where you go people will want to talk to you especially if you have any kind of rapport with the great U.S.A. Would I utter the old rhymes, Never fear the Yankee Irish are here.

Irish citizens cannot join the American forces not until they get citizenship and get qualified for the U.S. Forces.

Is it true that it only takes three years to get citizenship, if you qualify? Maybe in wartime the U.S. might drop the citizenship to a shorter wait. Am I mistaken – Irish citizens had fought in Korea. After the conflict (the Irish and other ethnics) were granted citizenship, that was called a police action.

After the police action war came Vietnam. Our nephew just a short while over from Dublin was there in the heart of the slaughter. His young son 18 years old died a civilian death R.I.P. The name was Sean Costello, say a prayer it happened in his homeland, Staten Island.

From the time that St. Brendan from Kerry rowed his boat ashore America, the Irish toiled and lived in America – fought in wars for the rights of American born. You never saw such floral tribute around the American consulate and fresh ones every other day.

Masses by the thousands it did not matter if people had gone to church. They surely had immediate saint hood when they died so suddenly. God must taken to his arms the tremendous love, which brought them to heaven on that dreaded date when Satan struck New York.

We here in Ireland – north and south, love everything that New York and America stands for. When peace is restored to the world you no doubt will return to the green peace of Ireland. And the Irish north and south will return to enjoy your wonderful people and country.

Margie has returned home from the hospital. The ulcers are still on her legs. At the first shot against America she wanted out of the hospital to help her country, U.S.A.

You do not need to question Margie’s love of America and all it stands for, and also the birthplace of her parents Mayo and Galway, God bless them.

The headlines of the main Irish paper the The Evening Herald tells the story of Grawgests dealing in Irish locations with the war lords who have waged war against the western world. Ireland must realize and know that germs or other of hells weapons could easily destroy Ireland.

All I can say pray for your loved ones at home or abroad. Whatever your creed your prayers may be heard.

Please your God – love your neighbor. The ones who have brought hell to earth, see it soon. Slan.

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