Our Annual Memorial Day Wreath Laying Ceremony
Every year on Memorial Day, the All Ireland Cultural Society hosts a wreath laying ceremony in the morning at the Famine Memorial in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. The cemetery is located at 333 SW Skyline Boulevard, Portland, OR 97221. This event is open to all and entirely outdoors.
The famine is such an integral part of our history, both here and in Ireland. Many Irish Americans trace their history back to those who came earlier, having no choice but to flee famine. Those of us who came later appreciate their paving the way for us and greeting us with open arms. A sorrowful part of our history, but one that emphasizes the courage and determination to make the trip. Although we are grateful to be here, we will always have one foot there.