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EASTER MONDAY MONUMENT

Each year the Monday after Easter Sunday there is a ceremony to mark the Easter Uprising in 1916.

Rededicated in 2009 and restored with a new 32 string Irish Harp capstone.

  • The Irish Monument for EASTER MONDAY MEMORIAL in Nassau County.The Irish Monument Committee, comprised of representatives of The Ancient Order of Hibernians; Irish American Society of Nassau, Suffolk and Queens; Irish Cultural Society, Garden City; Irish Northern Aid; Police Emerald Society, Nassau County Chapter; The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick on Long Island; and Irish Americans in Government and a grant from the Republic of Ireland, have united for the purpose of refurbishing and finishing the Easter Monday Commemoration Monument immediately south of the Nassau County Courthouse in Mineola, New York.The Monument, first dedicated in 1979 as a result of the efforts of Francis Purcell, Denis Dillon, Peter King and many others in the Irish community, was last refurbished in 1993 with funds donated by the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick on Long Island. The Monument, which honors the memory of those who have struggled for human dignity, human rights and Irish unity, commemorates the Easter Rising of 1916. Wind and weather have taken their course and the Monument was in need of refurbishing, repair, as well as the installation of the top of the Monument.
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CELTIC CROSS

CELTIC HIGH CROSSES

What we generally call Celtic Crosses are memorial crosses: the Latin cross with the crescents forming a circle between the cross and upright beams. They take their form from the Irish High Crosses which are found throughout Ireland and in parts of Britain and Scotland where Irish monks founded monasteries. They were usually located around monasteries although they sometimes marked boundaries or market places.

The total height of the cross, including the base and cap (shaped like a roof) varied – 7 feet up to 24 feet.  Some historians suspect that the term high cross does not refer to the height of the cross but to its status. In Irish the word Árd is usually translated as high but also means principal or main. The origins of the characteristic ring have several theories. The simplest is as a support for the cross beam. That seems just too simple an explanation since a straight piece with 45 degree angle from the upright at each side would be much easier to carve although less pleasing to the eye.

There are other explanations here are a few:

The ring is made to form a halo representing Jesus to a symbol of eternity to a leftover reference to the carried over from the art representing the Irish Sun God from ancient times. Other characteristics were the scalloping on the shaft and cross beam where the crescents join. Many crosses were also decorated with scenes from the old and new testaments. Small decorative cylinders called volutes are also found attached to either the crescent or the shaft. There were two main periods when the crosses were erected through the 9th and 10th centuries, and again in the 12th century. The 9th and 10th century crosses are known as scriptural crosses because of their biblical scenes. The East facing side had the Old Testament and the West side the New Testament. The later crosses had fewer biblical scenes but more of high relief figures of Jesus and a local Saint or Bishop. These carvings are similar to those found in Roman and other Western European churches and monasteries. It is believed that monasteries turned to erecting the crosses since they would be less prone to destruction. Many precious objects and manuscripts had been looted and destroyed during the Viking raids.

Many of the crosses have been carved from sandstone which I believe may be a relatively easy material to work with. But others have been carved from limestone and granite.

For more detail see:
www.goireland.about.com/od,
http://www.bluffton.edu/~sullivanm/highcrosses/intro.html
www.highcrosses.org

and a temporary exhibit for  Irish High Cross at the 

National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History.

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Monument Memorial Fund

Interested in Helping?

Help us raise money for the Hunger Memorial Fund !

Contact any board member or Jack at (516) 724-6821
or email by clicking here AOH11@LIVE.com


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The Great Hunger    “An Gorta Mor”

The Hibernians of Division 11 in Nassau County have started on a project to erect a monument in remembrance of  “The Great Hunger”.  As free citizens it is important to remember all those who had to flee their homeland looking for a better life. Many made it to the USA and many died trying either in the crossing or soon after. Those Immigrants that did survive are the ones who built this great country, they deserve a monument.

The monument, will honor all those who were affected by the great hunger.

The Monument is dedicated to all who had emigrated due to hunger, religious persecution or oppression of any kind.

Assistance from individuals or organizations will be required to make this monument a reality. 

 

We are now getting bids for the monument. The size and color of the stone to be used as well as the final design are being determined and balanced against the price.

HELP MAKE THIS A PERMANENT PART OF THE COMMUNITY,

DONATE WHAT YOU CAN FOR THE MONUMENT.

CLICK  HERE TO DONATE to the Hunger Memorial Fund !

You should be proud that you helped place this monument to emigrants where it belongs.

A symbol that God Is with all of us.

CONTACT Jack at (516) 724-6821 or email AOH11@LIVE.com

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Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation

WALK, RUN, BIKE-A-THON

6th Annual ‘Laps for Learning’

image4770September 24, 2011 

Each of us can help make a difference!

One of our projects is helping to keep the parochial schools open and attended.

Through Tomorrows Hope Foundation based in Rockville Centre NY we donate our time and energy to helping the 51 catholic Elementary Schools remain open on Long Island.

One great way is supporting the WALK-A-THON sponsored by Tomorrows Hope Foundation.

The School actually gets 50% of the amount sponsored in their name RIGHT BACK.

And a percentage comes back in scholarships for students and the rest improves the technology departments in the schools.

This is a link to Tomorrows Hope Foundation’s Holy Family Walk / Bike / Run-A-Thon page.

CLICK HERE – Todays Child is TOMORROWS HOPE – Please Sponsor a Child !

Just click on it or  copy and paste the link into your address bar.

You can sponsor a child in school for $10 and let them get additional sponsors or add more yourself.

They can even bring checks at  the event for payment.

Or you can click on a student’s name listed on the page and add to their goal.

I am hoping to get more supporters from Holy Family School.

Feel free to pass on this message.

Thank you

Jack

http://www.aoh11.com/2009/09/tomorrows-hope-foundation/

This is a great cause that needs our help!

Tomorrows Hope Foundation (THF) grants money to help families get and keep their children in Parochial Elementary school.

They give to students Grades 1 through 8, helping their family afford the private school tuition.

This helps keep the schools open.

Today’s Children are Tomorrows Hope!

For More Information Visit Their Website by clicking here.

Click here for the to the LONG ISLAND CATHOLIC article and pictures.

Below are pictures from 2009 Bike-A-Thon at Ceader Creek Park.

http://www.aoh11.com/2009/09/tomorrows-hope-foundation/  Sad News  The club is sad to announce Nancy Donlon has passed away suddenly.  Nancy and her family are active in many Hicksville Community activities.


 

In Memorandum

The Catholic Youth Organization, Knights of Columbus and the AOH Div.11 in Hicksville were deeply saddened by the passing of Nancy Donlon. Her family was always involved with the Hicksville Community, our activities and sporting events. We keep the family and all the students at holy Family School in our Prayers.

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Wounded Warrior Project

image3837The mission of the Wounded Warrior Project is to honor and empower wounded warriors.

To raise awareness and enlist the public’s aid for the needs of severely injured service men and women, to help severely injured service members aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and services to meet the needs of severely injured service members.

For More Info Visit The Website