Monday, April 06, 2009

Someone Needs To Remind The South-Side Stooge Of This
From the Emerald Society of the Boston Police
A man named Martin Sheridan was to be the American flag bearer. Martin Sheridan was a Patrolman with the New York City Police Dept at the time. It was felt that with his strong Irish feelings, Patrolman Sheridan would not show proper respect to the King of England during the “Parade of Nations.”

Protocol of the day was to dip a country’s flag as it passed the royal review stand. Irish American Ralph Rose was selected as his replacement. It is said that another Irish American named Matthew McGrath then told Ralph Rose “dip that flag and you’ll be in a hospital tonight.”

Needless to say, the flag was not dipped which caused an international incident. During a news conference Martin Sheridan spoke for the entire Olympic team and said “this flag dips for no earthly king” as he pointed at the Stars and Stripes. This is still done today.


4 Comments:

Blogger Kevin - "pax tecum" said...

...my stomach aches....this is happening an aweful lot lately...

12:17 PM  
Blogger Hail3N1 said...

from one muslim to another...he must have smelled all his $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
and thought it was worth a bow...who knows he may get a few million for it.

3:25 PM  
Blogger TCN said...

I'm amazed the Saudis didn't turn around and let him kiss it while he was down there.

Nauseating.

4:44 PM  
Blogger nypd green said...

Hey VSC,
you probably won't be surprised to hear this, but guess who can claim Martin Sheridan as a blood relative? I wish I could say it were me, but the 'Curly Red-Haired Girl' I married can claim lineage to this great man.

Gee, my wife related to a stuborn Irishman not afraid to cause an international incident? Go figure...

7:03 PM  

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