From Carlisle Sunday Sentinel 9/21/2014

http://cumberlink.com/news/local/day-celtic-cross/collection_f0791b52-1b22-11e4-a3d7-0019bb2963f4.html The celtic cross above Brigadier General William Thompson’s gave site in the Old Graveyard, Carlisle. Object: Celtic cross What it represents: Cumberland County settlement by Scots-Irish immigrants around 1730 CARLISLE — The Celtic cross — a cross over a circle — has deep roots in Ireland and is prominently displayed on Brigadier Gen. William Thompson’s grave at the Old Graveyard in Carlisle. The cross, which is believed to have been created by St. Patrick, has been dated as far back as 5000 BC. Thompson was born in Ireland in 1736 and emigrated to Pennsylvania. During the French and Indian … Continue reading

Parade kicked off

Despite the weather the Harrisburg Saint Patrick’s Day Parade kicked off at 2:00 and was considered a success.  The General William Thompson Division provided the honor guard for the 1st division, the Irish and AOH division for the parade, photo coverege of the event was provided by our Associate member, Dave Thomas.   Perhaps even more important was the celebration of the Mass at 10:00 at Saint Lawrence Chapel, celebrated by Father Clark with Jacquie Turk providing her rendition of “Our Lady of Knock”.  Father commented how people come to this Mass just to hear her sing.   The Division … Continue reading

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