Since its unveiling in June 1998, the Boston Irish Famine Memorial has become a pilgrimage site for residents, tourists and commuters who pass by the busy intersection each day. Ireland's President Mary McAleese visited the park in October 1998, and Foreign Minister David Andrews went there in May 1999. Millions of other people, Irish and non-Irish alike, have stopped by to reflect on this powerful memorial.
Just as Boston's Irish community responded admirably to the challenge of creating this $1 million memorial park, we hope we can call upon you now to help us ensure the memorial's longevity. The Friends of the Boston Irish Famine Memorial, Inc. has formed to make sure the Memorial remains an accessible, clean park for years to come, and an instructive reminder of the lessons of our history.
The goals of The Friends of the Boston Irish Famine Memorial, Inc. are fourfold:
We hope you will consider becoming a member, which entitles you to regular updates on special events, official visits, speaking engagements and other committee activities. The first fifty people contributing $200 or more will receive a free limited edition solid bronze commemorative medallion created by artist Robert Shure, the noted sculptor of the Boston Irish Famine Memorial.
Thank you for your consideration. We think you'll agree that the Irish Famine Memorial deserves to remain an active symbol of the Irish consciousness in greater Boston. Supporting the Friends group will guarantee it.
Please count me/us as members of the Friends of the Boston Irish Famine Memorial in the category checked below. In addition to the benefits described above. Checks should be made to the Friends of the Boston Irish Famine Memorial, Inc.
$100 per year
Please return this form to Friends of the Boston Irish Famine Memorial,