March is Irish-American Heritage Month


Obama did mentioned “the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising” in his 15 March remarks to the Irish delegation.


March is Irish-American Heritage Month, which means an annual proclamation from the White House and corresponding fact sheet from the U.S. Census Bureau.

I was a little surprised that President Barack Obama’s proclamation does not mention the centennial of the Easter Rising, which certainly relied on strong support from the Irish in America. But I suppose such a reference would not be diplomatic in our relations with Britain.