Here are the details of Division 8’s Great Hunger commemoration. It is scheduled for Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 2 PM.
Great Hunger Commemoration – Sunday April 28, 2013: Division 8 AOH and LAOH will hold a Commemoration of the Great Hunger on Sunday April 28, 2013 at the An Gorta Mor Memorial in the Immaculate Conception Cemetery, 29 Barker Street, Lawrence, Massachusetts at 2:00 pm. A host of County, State and National AOH and LAOH dignitaries are expected to be present.
Division 8, AOH, the Irish Foundation and the Irish American Community of Greater Lawrence established this monument as a tribute to the Irish of Greater Lawrence. Dedicated on May 6, 2006, under the guidance of the late David R.Burke, the memorial also pays tribute to A.O.H. Past National Presidents John E.Fenton & Joseph P. Kerrigan; L.A.O.H. Past National President Margaret M. Webb; Division 8 LAOH Foundress, Katherine Keefe O’Mahoney, and to five term AOH National Director David R. Burke.
The memorial service will include a short talk on the great hunger by Division 8 Historian, Francis A. O’Connor Jr., a prayer service by our Chaplain, the Rev. William Waters OSA and the placing of a wreath at the memorial. Thomas Cuddy, a member of Division 8 AOH, will sing the National Anthems, along with other patriotic selections. In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held in the Mausoleum on the grounds of the cemetery. All AOH, LAOH members, families and friends are welcome.