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Triumphalism in Boston's Famine Memorial

Last week I mentioned the haunting and beautiful Irish Famine memorial carved from bog wood by the artist Kieran Tuohy.

I spend a lot of time thinking about and, ultimately, teaching Famine memorials in both Irish and Public history classes.  573 more words


Veteran hopes to restore a 42-year-old ALA flagpole memorial

Seeing a flagpole without an American flag flying from it, and virtually engulfed by the expansive, leafy limbs of a big tree in a city park, just didn’t sit right with U.S. 432 more words

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on Veterans' Day ...

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Heads of state from around the world met in Paris to honor and mark the veterans who fought, survived … and the thousands who didn’t. 151 more words


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Battle of Limeridge Monument

This monument, by Robert Reid, was unveiled on 1st July 1870.  It is located on the University of Toronto side of Queens Park Circle. 372 more words




AT THE TIME OF THIS WRITING, November 2018, the world is pausing, all too briefly, to mark the one hundredth anniversary of the armistice between Germany and the Allied powers, the first halting step toward ending what our forebears called The Great War. 275 more words


Veterans Day 2018...

Remembering our men and women veterans and their service to our country.  Thank you.

On this Veterans day I’m personally honoring my great-grandfather Joseph Pettey Littlefield, a veteran of the Civil War.  60 more words


The Great War and Monuments in Canada

Across Canada, the cenotaph is a central component of the central square of villages, towns, and cities.  Erected in the wake of the First World War, these cenotaphs faithfully record those who gave their lives in the first global conflict.  664 more words