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Thursday, 14 November 2013

Poems at John F. Kennedy 50th anniversary commemoration

Myself and Susan will be reading a couple of poems at this event on Friday November 22nd.

"Join Democrats Abroad Ireland next Friday, November 22nd in Galway as we mark the 50th anniversary of the tragic passing of John F. Kennedy - a great President, a great Democrat, and a Son of Ireland.

We [Democrats Abroad] will conduct a memorial service on the afternoon of the 22nd of November 2013 at 1:00pm in the plaza of the Galway City Museum.

Addressing the gathering will be Rev. Harcourt Klinefelter, former Aide to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Assistant Director of Public Relations to the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (S.C.L.C) from 1965-1969. Rev. Klinefelter will speak to John F. Kennedy's contribution and support of the civil rights movement and the overall legacy of his administration and family.  

Also participating in the memorial service will be the colour guard of the Irish United Nations Veterans Association, readings from Irish and American poets Kevin Higgins and Susan Millar DuMars, and a reflection by Larry Donnelly, Lecturer at NUI Galway, former legal counsel of Democrats Abroad Ireland, and a Boston native. Democrats Abroad Ireland is proud to be conducting one of the first memorial services in the world on the anniversary of such a historic day.

Where: Galway City Museum Plaza, Spanish Arch, Galway.

When: 1:00-1:45pm on Friday the 22nd of November 2013. All are welcome."