JFK centennial commemorative stamp presented at Irish Cultural Center

Irish Center of Western New England to host stamp presentation

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) –  The Irish Cultural Center of Western New England University hosted a commemorative John F. Kennedy stamp presentation Friday afternoon.

The stamp marks the 100th anniversary of the late president’s birth and was presented to the organization by Connecticut Post Master Ted Goonan.

In a press release sent to 22News, ICC President Sean Cahillane said the ICC is honored to be chosen for this presentation.

“Here in Western Massachusetts we have always considered JFK close to our hearts, and his Irish heritage was a source of pride for him, during his lifetime, as it is still for us now,” Cahillane said.

Cahillane also said the gift is symbolic of what John F. Kennedy means to generations of Irish-Americans.

Viewing of the stamp is open to the public.