Par bernard lledo (Lycée du Par des loges, Evry) le 24 août 2010, 23:37
Who was Annie Moore?
for many Irish Americans the month of March is an opportunity to celebrate their Irish heritage. From 1820 to 1920, more than 4 million people left their native shores of Ireland bound for the port of New York and a new life in America. When Ellis Island officialy opened on January 1, 1892, the first passenger registered through the now world-famous immigration station was a young Irish girl named Annie Moore. Just 14 years old and travelling with her two younger brothers, Anthony and Phillip. they spent 12 days at sea including Christmas Day, arriving in New York December, 31. They were processed through Ellis Island the following morning, New Year's Day and also Annie's birthday. Today, Annie is honored by two statues - one at her port of departure (Cohb, formerly Queenstown, Ireland) and the other at Ellis Island, her port of arrival. Her image will forever represent the millions who passed through Ellis Island in pursuit of the American Dream.