March Is Irish American Heritage Month

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NORTH WILDWOOD—At the City Council meeting here on Feb. 7, a resolution was passed unanimously to recognize March 2012 as Irish-American Heritage Month in North Wildwood.

The resolution was the answer to a request made jointly by the Cape May County Police and Fire Emerald Society, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Anglesea Irish Society.

The number of members of these local organizations confirms that many of the City’s residents are Irish Americans, some Police Officers and Firefighters, and many from other walks of life. Some own second homes here, and others have retired here, still others are lifelong members of the community.

A letter written by Emerald Society President Chuck Meissler and signed by leaders of all four Irish organizations was read at the meeting by Joe Rullo, President of the Anglesea Irish Society. It expressed their appreciation to Mayor Bill Henfey and Council for making the proclamation.

They said, “Once again the City of North Wildwood and its leaders have proven that they listen and respond to their constituents.”

Mayor Henfey said, “The Irish Americans have contributed a great deal to making North Wildwood the extraordinary city that it is. We are happy and proud to honor them in this way.”

In addition, the letter thanked Mayor and Council for naming as Grand Marshals for this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: The Save Wildwood Catholic High School Committee and the whole high school community.

March 2012 will be a wonderful month in North Wildwood, and March 17, 2012 will be a great day for the Irish!