POTD: The Emigrant

The Emigrant
Clonmacnoise, County Offaly

This statue was meant to depict the desperation that led so many Irish to leave their home country for American during the potato famine and the angst, fear and hardship the trip created despite their hopes for a better life. It really makes you stop and think about what might be motivating immigrants coming into America today, legally or otherwise. How many of them are feeling this way?

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