Associate Member recieves National honors

Division Associate Member Dylan Thomas recieves a Scholar Athlete award from the U.S. Army Reserve Dylan Thomas was going to honor our Military Service Members on Harrisburg’s City Island just as he does every year on Armed Forces Day, this year held on May 19.  Howeverthe tables were turned as Dylan, a senior at Central Dauphin High School in Harrisburg was presented with a National Scholar Athlete award from the Harrisburg US Army Opportunity Center.   The Award is presented to outstanding student athletes to acknowledge their strengths and accomplishments.  Dylan, an avid team basketball player brought his grades up in this … Continue reading

Division takes point again

March 24, Harrisburg.  Once again Cumberland 2 the General William Thompson of the AOH has stepped forward to put the name of the AOH out there, and provide support in any way it can to forward and preserve Irish american history and gaelic culture. The Harrisburg Saint Patrick’s Day Parade was scheduled for March 24th, with opening ceremonies at 8:30. These ceremonies were scheduled to honor Tom and Romayne McGinnis Grand marshals for this year’s parade, and also to pay respects to their son Spc. Ross McGinnis Medal of Honor recipient. Division President acted as Officer in Charge of the … Continue reading

Thompson Division of AOH makes papers on Saint Patrick’s Day

The following story appeared on March 17 in the Carlisle Sentinel. Their was one misquote which this editor has corrected… Local chapter of The Ancient Order of Hibernians hope to dispel St. Patrick’s Day myths By Lauren McLane, Sentinel Reporter The Sentinel – cumberlink.com On St. Patrick’s Day, everyone likes to pretend to be Irish. They think that wearing green attire, aping an Irish brogue, and drinking copious amounts of alcohol makes them Irish. The Ancient Order of Hibernians, AOH or Hibernians for short, is working hard to dispel those myths. “We’re fighting stereotypes. We call those people ‘plastic Paddies.’ … Continue reading