for the men and women that served in Iraq, and to the families that lost loved ones, the anniversary is a reminder of innocence lost. It’s a reminder of the sacrifices, men and women are willing to pay to ensure the safety and security of the United States and the American people.
When the Civil War broke out, thousands of Irish-born men in both the North and the South volunteered for military service. Some 140,000 served in the Union Army, and they dominated at least 20 regiments. The most famous belonged to Thomas F. Meagher’s Irish Brigade.