There is great controversy in Ireland and England among us Irish on the wearing of the Poppy on Remembrance Sunday to honour the Irish dead of The Great War and there is a lot to be said for both sides of this argument. So, why don't we produce an Irish Poppy to commemorate the the Irish dead of both wars to include the quarter of a million Irishmen who fought in the Second World War and helped to save us from the curse of Nazism and should therefore we honourd for their sacrifice. Again, why not wear an Irish Poppy to honour the men of the Irish Defense force who have given their lives, under the flag of the United Nations, in the protection and defense of small nations throughout the world?
I have just written to The National Graves Association in Dublin, enclosing a copy of Twice a Hero, to advise them on the disgraceful state of the closed cemetery in Mount Temple, Moate, Co. Westmeath, Eire. Anything they can do to find and tidy up the graves of Brig.Gen. George Adamson, Comdt. James (Jim) Tormey and Volunteer Joseph Tormey would be a big step in honouring these brave men, as they deserve
to be part of history and not victims of it. Should my book be successful, it would be my intention to donate monies to restoration of the cemetery and mark the graves of these great men.
A gentleman calling himself A Proud Westmeath Man wrote a Review on my book page in Amazon UK. I was most interested in his comments and would like to correspond or meet up with him when I am next home. I would be grateful if he would make contact with me through my website.