President Kennedy presents an Irish Brigade flag from the American Civil War to the Irish people.

President Kennedy opens his address to the Dáil and presents an Irish Brigade flag from the American Civil War to the Irish people.

The flag was the second green colour of the fighting 69th of New York, whose motto was "The Union, Our Country and Ireland Forever". The president says that he would now like the Irish people to have the flag in recognition of what the Irish Brigade and millions of other Irish have done for his people. He unveils the green flag in the Dáil, revealing the brigade’s list of battle honours, with Fredericksburg at the top.