To the editor: Happy St. Patrick’s Day, everyone! It’s a day to celebrate being Irish or wanting to be Irish. We celebrate what we have brought to this stew of nationalities we call America.

We celebrate the Irish in the arts, literature, food and sciences. We Irish should remember our past, however. Most of our ancestors fled famine (the Great Hunger 1845-1852) in Ireland and ventured to a new world. Two million of us came; 85,000 more of us died along the way. The ships that brought us came to be called “coffin ships.”

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