This authentic Irish blue limestone grave marker was dedicated October 11, 2008 at Calvary Cemetery in Queens, New York. It honors Anna "Annie Moore" Schayer and her children who are buried along with her: a fitting memorial to a woman who represents in the minds of many the courage of the Irish-American immigrant. From the day she entered America as the first Ellis Island immigrant in 1892, to this late but beautiful memorial, her life has been one of surprises.
Long live the memory of "Annie Moore", and long live the courage of the Irish people!
Thanks to Megan Smolenyak for the permission to use this photograph of the gravestone taken at its dedication yesterday.