Saturday, November 4, 2017

Garden of Remembrance


You may not be able to read the inscription on the stone above. If not, then it's about a native of Kinsale, Kathleen Murphy, who created a garden on a prominent hill in County Cork dedicated to the firefighters who lost their lives in New York City on September 11, 2011. As an American visiting Ireland, I was quite moved to see some of my fellow Americans memorialized in this way.

9 comments:

  1. ...we all are part of something bigger than our own little tribe.

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  2. That is touching to see that so far from home. What a sweet woman she was.

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  3. Too many Americans never leave their own little world and become very parochial and have no clue that there are good people everywhere, some of whom have (or had) a bit of affection for the U.S. and its citizens. Unfortunately, with the current crop of dumbkoffs running the US government, that bit of affection is rapidly waning.

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  4. Oh, seesh. My hubby was working for a company that sold TVs. TVs were hence on, just without sound and people thought there was a movie on.
    Whilst I sat at work and everyone who had relatives/friends in New York were panicking as CNN only displayed a short notice.
    Those terrorists managed to make the world feel sympathy for the Americans for sure...

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  5. A beautifully peaceful place for such a tribute.

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