The IABN Supports the Southern CA. 1916 Easter Commemoration – 97th Anniversary



On March 30th, the Michael J. Farrell Sr. Division #2 and the IABN’s own Jerry O’Keefe will hold the AOH 1916 Easter Commemoration at 12:00 Noon sharp at the VFW 805 Sycamore Street in Anaheim. Admission is free but donations are greatly appreciated. If you are attending, please RSVP. If you anyone who would like to attend, please forward this invitation.

David McKenna, AOH Long Beach Division Vice-President will be the keynote speaker. Master of Ceremonies will be Daniel Murphy of Cork City, Ireland. Also in the program are retired Police Chief Jerry O’Keefe, who will read the Proclamation of the Provisional Government of the Republic of Ireland, 1916. Tim Weston will read the Oration of Padraig Pearse at the Graveside of O’Donovan Rossa. Eamonn Knuff will be the musical entertainment, and Terry McCarthy will grace the day and the event with his bagpipes.

We will also be producing a 1916 Easter Commemoration program journal to raise funds to help offset the cost of this event. Jeff Gallagher, past County President will once again be producing this wonderful journal. If you would like to take out an ad, please send your ads to Jeff at

The costs of the ads are: $50 – full page ads, and $30 – half page ads. All ads must be camera ready, and sent by the deadline of March 23rd. Please make your check payable to the AOH and send them to Jerry O’Keefe, P. O. Box 18651, Anaheim, CA 92817.

Please show your support by taking out a personal, business or group ad to help this event to continue well into the future. All ads and donations are greatly appreciated!!!

We are looking forward to holding a proper tribute to honor these fallen heroes who fought for Irish freedom in 1916. For further information on this annual Gathering of the Irish call (714) 998-9590. or e-mail


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