Senator Charles Schumer with among the Chieftain’s Stroll contributors
Sunny skies greeted the second annual Chieftain’s Stroll in reminiscence of Martin McGuinness and held Sunday in Manhattan.
Martin’s spouse Bernie and son Emmett attended the stroll and heard reward for a husband and father from Senate Majority Chief Chuck Schumer.
Senator Schumer mirrored upon his relationship with Martin McGuinness and spoke in regards to the lack of his personal father just lately on the age of 99.
Schumer mentioned that he missed Martin. He described the person who performed a central position within the peace course of as a real chieftain, a person who not solely talked the discuss, however, extra importantly, a person who walked the stroll.
Schumer mentioned that there can be no Good Friday Settlement with out the management and braveness of Martin McGuinness and the assist he acquired from his household.
In a later assertion he added: “I used to be honored to hitch the Martin McGuinness Chieftain’s Stroll to assist the Martin McGuinness Peace Basis within the work for peace and justice in Northern Eire and for Irish Individuals.
“Thanks to the organizers and leaders, together with Martin’s spouse and son, Bernie and Emmett.”
The stroll acquired underway on the Irish Starvation Memorial in Battery Park Metropolis, the place Senator Schumer addressed the gang, and proceeded up the Westside Greenway to Pier 51 after which again to the Starvation Memorial.
The Chieftain’s Stroll coincided with over a dozen different walks in Eire and London, all on Sunday.
For all considering supporting the Martin McGuinness Peace Basis, a 501(c)(3) charitable group, there’s a dinner this Wednesday night, September 21, at Rosie O’Grady’s Manhattan Manor in Midtown Manhattan.
The occasion will begin at 6 p.m. and there shall be welcoming remarks from Senator Schumer, Congressman Richard Neal, and Sinn Fein President Mary Lou McDonald.
The particular visitor for the dinner shall be MLA Gerry Kelly. McGuinness relations will even be on the gathering. For dinner tickets, or the right way to or make a charitable donation, contact Amanda at email@example.com, or name (631)777-6928.