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Sunday, October 12, 2008

The real Annie Moore remembered at last

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.


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful tribute and headstone! Thanks for sharing.

Thomas MacEntee said...

Thank you! I've been following Meagan's progress with this project and I am glad it has finally come to fruition.

Cindy Bergeron Scherwinski said...

What an achingly beautiful tribute. It is so moving - thank you for sharing this story.

This is one of the reasons why I love your blog. It is visually inviting and full of information everything Irish. I hope that sometime (in the not to distant future!) to be able to emulate your blog.

If you have not been 'tagged' for the Getting To Know You ... I hope you'll consider posting.

Blessings to you this day,


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