Monday, March 3, 2014
The Fighting Irish
March is here and the whole month is a celebration of the Irish Heritage that runs throughout the world. If you don’t have an Irish bloodline, it doesn’t matter! You can still celebrate with the rest of us that do. The Irish are a proud people that have had struggles in their past, but always digs a little deeper and come through their difficulties.
When we think of the fighting Irish, most of us think of the 1909 Notre Dame-Michigan Game where a teammate yelled, “What’s the matter with you guys? You’re all Irish and you’re not fighting worth a lick!” Notre Dame came back to win the game! The Irish are born with determination. A reporter overheard the remark and reported the game as a victory for the “Fighting Irish!”
With determination and pride, the Irish Built Titanic. The Irish were also part of the crew and represented a lot of the passengers on board. So, to talk of Titanic, one can not help but speak of someone that was Irish. I could tell you story after story of some of them, so when asked to write about an Irish passenger, it was very hard to choose which one.