"1916 Rising"   100th Anniversary Ceremony
 Philadelphia, Pa   April 24, 2016
Historical Background - "The Rising of 1916"          
.              April 24th 1916 In Dublin
The 69th Pa was honored to be selected as the color company for the local Philadelphia
celebration of the 100th anniversary of the "Rising of 1916".  It was  appropriate that the
regiment which most greatly represented the solid Irish neighborhoods of Philadelphia in
the 1860's and which formed the backbone of the Philadelphia Irish Militia in the 1840's &
1850's would be the choice of those organizing the event. Our members did their duty.