March is Irish-American Heritage Month
(L) Grace Kelly, just one of many famous Irish Americans
Ireland has always called to me, and I know it's because of the fact that Irish blood runs in my veins from more than one branch of my family tree.
As an American who claims some Irish roots, I'm far from alone. This from the Irish-American Heritage website:
Forty-four million Americans proudly share their Irish ancestry, especially in celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with parades, family gatherings, Masses, dances, etc. The American Foundation for Irish Heritage wants to have the same national recognition as other ethnic cultural celebrations...[this] can and will only happen with all Irish Americans taking action to succeed in that goal by appropriately commemorating our heritage, history and culture. Irish Americans have done so much to shape and form virtually all areas of life in the United States throughout our country’s great history. We must act now and speak up in order to be heard.Are you an Irish-American? Here are some famous people, both past and present, that share your roots.
President John F. Kennedy