This is the blog of the Committee To Honor The Victims Of The Irish Hunger (1845 – 51) Inc., which has been established to create awareness of the National Famine Memorial Day. This day of remembrance has been established by the Irish Government to honor the victims of the Irish Hunger. It is planned to hold a special event in Ireland with parallel international events. Members of the Irish Diaspora are encouraged to organize events in their own areas.
The Committee To Honor The Victims Of The Irish Hunger (1845 – 51) Inc.
Postal Address: 7 Cedar Road E., Mastic Beach, NY 11951
President – J. William Fahey
Vice President– Richard McDonald
Secretary – Jim Gallagher
Coordination – George Trainor
Communications – Michael Walshe
Special Projects – Marie Smith
We are the The Committee To Honor The Victims Of The Irish Hunger (1845 – 51) Inc. The Irish Government has set up their own committee for an annual Commemoration Day. We ask all Irish groups and people worldwide to participate in Masses and Memorials to honor and show respect for our family ancestors, who were the victims of this man made catastrophe. People could have Masses arranged in their local churches. The victims should be remembered in the Prayers of the Faithful. Church bells could be rung. Churches in Ireland will ring their bells as a sign of respect for the victims of the Hunger. A notice in the church bulletin previous to the Mass would be helpful in having more people attend. People could bring food to the Mass which would be given to the poor. Services could be held at any Hunger Memorial locations in your area.
Purpose of the Committee To Honor The Victims Of The Irish Hunger (1845 – 51) Inc.
1. To encourage all people in the Irish diaspora to honor the victims of the Irish Hunger for their courage and sacrifices under inhuman conditions.
2. To support, organize and assist world wide appropriate Activities in Remembrance of Irish Hunger victims.
3. To support the Irish Government’s Commemoration Committee’s annual commemoration activities.
Thank you for spreading the word and helping us in honoring our people who suffered so much.