It's hard to believe it's been five years already and whether or not you agree with Martin McGuinness' political beliefs and his subsequent decisions, taken in the face of mounting adversity, you must in all fairness admire the man’s courage in troubled times and always remember that when the darkness fell and all seemed lost, he was one of the first to take a stand and say ‘no more.’

Martin. March 21, 2017

They carried him home that day, the boy who became a man of the streets. Back home to Derry, back home through the streets in the sleet and the icy, March rain. Back through the very same streets of childhood memory, the burned-out streets where the people cried out for equality, the streets where no man was equal. Streets where others ruled and persisted in their archaic beliefs. Back through the streets that cried out for a savior, a fighter, a leader, a ray of hope in the dark night of soulless indifference. And he came, and he stood, and he fought and did what many of us did not have the courage to do.

Fare thee well Martin. You were a truly brave man and one of a kind. Thank you for your contribution. © John A. Brennan 2022. All Rights Reserved.

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