Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann, Mid-Atlantic Region


Jack Pendergast Service by midatlanticcce
October 21, 2009, 11:31 am
Filed under: General Announcement, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC

The man who helped put the North American Province of CCE on the map, the late Jack Pendergast, RIP will be buried tomorrow at Arlington National Cemetery following a service at Ft. Myer. For those who may not have met him, Jack was on the cover of the last issue of Treoir, and his extensive contributions to CCE in this country are discussed in two articles inside.

The note, below, from Jack’s daughter Kay contains the details the memorial service:

We have finally received the information for my father’s service-it will be held on Thursday, 22 October 2009 starting promptly at 0845 in the morning. The service will begin at the Ft. Myer Chapel, then we will proceed to Arlington National Cemetery for the burial. (The gate for access to Ft Myer is just past the Iwo Jima Memorial on Marshall Drive.)

Following the service we will convene at the Dubliner Pub in Washington DC, across from Union Station, approximately 1100 am to celebrate my father’s life with good food, drink, tears and laughter. (Dad went to school with the owners of the Dubliner Pub when growing up in Syracuse NY-the Coleman brothers.)

There is a metro stop at Arlington National Cemetery and also parking should you want to take the metro to the Dubliner Pub near Union Station rather then attempting to drive into DC. However, for those brave patriots, there is paid parking at Union Station.

We have arranged for a block of rooms at the Hyatt Arlington, VA. It is located on Wilson Blvd, across from the Rosslyn Metro stop. Again we selected it for its convenient location to Ft Myer, Arlington National Cemetery and the metro. This way, if you desire, you can easily get from the hotel to the service and then onto the Dubliner Pub and back again with very little driving.

The hotel website…www.arlington.hyatt.com, go the the left side of the home page under “Find rooms and rates”, input the selected dates and then below that you will put the group code, G-CJPF, in the corporate group slot. Also if you want to make reservations over the phone please dial 800-233-1234 and ask for the Colonel John Pendergast Block.

We recommend making hotel reservations as soon as possible if you think you may be able to join us…the weekend following the funeral is the USMC Marathon and hotels will fill up very quickly.

DC Metro web site: http://www.wmata.com/rail/maps/map.cfm

Arlington National Cemetery is on the blue line; Hyatt (Rosslyn) is on the blue and orange line and Dubliner Pub (Union Station) is on the red line.

Arlington National Cemetery:
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/Visitor_information/index.htm

Ft Myer Chapel:
http://www.arlingtoncemetery.org/interactive_map/section13.html

If you think you may be able to attend the funeral and the celebration, please let us know with an email or phone call. We will be arranging for food at the Dubliner and want to make sure we order enough. Dad was very specific and made me promise to ensure whoever participated, we fed them well! Help me keep the promise…thank you.

Blessings, Kay Pendergast Wolf and Dan Pendergast

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