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Saoirse Ronan

Saoirse Una Ronan is an Irish and American actress. Noted for her roles in period dramas since adolescence, Ronan has received several awards including a Golden Globe Award and nominations for four Academy Awards and five British Academy Film Awards. Ronan made her acting debut in 2003 with the Irish medical drama series The Clinic and her film debut in the romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman, her breakthrough came with the part of a precocious teenager in Atonement, for which she was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. Ronan followed this with starring roles of a murdered girl seeking closure in The Lovely Bones and a teenage assassin in Hanna, the supporting part of a baker in The Grand Budapest Hotel, she has received critical acclaim for playing a homesick Irish immigrant in 1950s New York in Brooklyn, the eponymous high school senior in Greta Gerwig's Lady Bird, Jo March in Gerwig's Little Women. Ronan was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for all three performances, won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for Lady Bird.

On stage, Ronan portrayed Abigail Williams in the 2016 Broadway revival of The Crucible. In the same year, she was featured by Forbes in two of their 30 Under 30 lists. Ronan has spoken out about political issues of Ireland. Saoirse Una Ronan was born on 12 April 1994 in The Bronx, New York City, U. S, she is the only child of Irish parents Paul Ronan, who are both from Dublin. Her father worked in construction and bar work before training as an actor in New York, her mother worked as a nanny, but had acted as a child. Ronan's parents were undocumented immigrants who had left Ireland due to the recession of the 1980s, struggled economically during their time in New York; the family moved back to Dublin. Ronan was raised for a short time in Ardattin, County Carlow, where she attended Ardattin National School, her parents had her tutored at home. In her early teens, Ronan was living again in Dublin with her parents, who settled in the seaside village of Howth, she was raised Catholic. Ronan made her screen debut on Irish national broadcaster RTÉ, in the 2003 prime time medical drama The Clinic and appeared in the mini-serial Proof.

During the same time, Ronan auditioned to play Luna Lovegood in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, a role she lost to Evanna Lynch. Ronan's first film was Amy Heckerling's romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman, filmed in 2005, it was theatrically released in a few international markets in 2007, but given a direct-to-video release in the US in 2008, after it struggled to attract financing and several deals disintegrated during its post-production. In the film, Ronan portrayed the daughter of Michelle Pfeiffer's character and Paul Rudd co-starred as Pfeiffer's love interest. Joe Leydon of Variety labelled the film "desperately unfunny" but considered the interplay between Ronan and Pfeiffer's characters to be among the film's highlights. At the age of 12, Ronan attended a casting call for Joe Wright's 2007 film adaptation of Ian McEwan's novel Atonement, she auditioned for and won the part of Briony Tallis, a 13-year-old aspiring novelist, who affects several lives by accusing her sister's lover of a crime he did not commit.

She acted alongside James McAvoy. Budgeted at US$30 million, the film earned over US$129 million worldwide. Ty Burr of The Boston Globe called her "remarkable eccentric", Christopher Orr of The Atlantic wrote that she is "a marvel, elegantly capturing the narcissism and self-doubt that adhere to precocity". Ronan was nominated for a BAFTA Award, a Golden Globe Award and an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, making her the seventh youngest Oscar nominee in that category. Ronan next played the daughter of an impoverished psychic in the supernatural thriller Death Defying Acts and starred as Lina Mayfleet, a heroic teenager who must save the inhabitants of an underground city named Ember in the fantasy film City of Ember. Both films failed at the box office. In a review for the latter, the critic Stephen Holden took note of how Ronan's talents were wasted in it. In 2009, Ronan starred alongside Rachel Weisz, Mark Wahlberg, Susan Sarandon and Stanley Tucci in Peter Jackson's supernatural drama The Lovely Bones, an adaptation of the book of the same title by Alice Sebold.

Ronan played 14-year-old Susie Salmon, after being raped and murdered, watches from the after-life as her family struggles to move on with their lives while she comes to terms with her quest for vengeance. Ronan and her family were hesitant for Ronan to accept the role due to its subject matter, but agreed after Jackson assured them that the film would not feature gratuitous scenes of rape and murder. Several sequences in the film relied on extensive special effects and much of Ronan's scenes were filmed in front of a blue screen. Reviewers were critical of the film's story and message, but Richard Corliss of Time believed that Ronan had invested the gruesome tale with "immense gravity and grace", he considered it to be the third best performance of the year. Sukhdev Sandhu of The Daily Telegraph considered Ronan to be the sole positive aspect of the production, writing that she "is playful and solemn, youthful yet old beyond her years"; the film was a box office disappointment, but earned Ronan a BAFTA Award for Best Actress nomination.

In Peter Weir's war drama The Way Back, Ronan played the supporting part of Irena, a Polish orphan during World War II, who joins escaped Siberian convicts in a 4,0

Military Appreciation Day

Military Appreciation Day is any event intended to express appreciation for men and women in military service. A particular "Military Appreciation Day" is a date selected for convenience but not approximate to Veterans Day or Memorial Day; the NHL's New York Islanders first instituted a "Military Appreciation Day" in 2007. Their 2008 commemoration coincided with November 11, was attended by former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Colin Powell, who dropped the ceremonial first puck of that game; the Islanders intend each year's "Military Appreciation Day" to be the home game closest to Veterans Day. The New York Jets of the NFL's American Football Conference have commemorated “Jets Military Appreciation Day” since 2000. Recent dates include November 19, 2006. Hawaii – The USO Hawaii sponsored the first Military Appreciation Day at the Honolulu Zoo in 2005. In 2008, the event was on Saturday, June 28. Virginia – The USO and the Virginia Zoo hosted a 2008 "MAD" on Sunday, October 5. Washington – Near Tacoma, the Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium celebrated MAD on Tuesday, November 11, 2008 with free admission for active duty military and their families.

The Golden Corral chain gives a free “thank you” dinner to any person who has served in the United States Military on its "Military Appreciation Monday". In 2008, the event was held on Monday, November 17, 2008 from 5 pm to 9 pm. Six Flags Over Georgia observes four branch-specific MADs, granting free admission to military personnel on September 18, 19, 25, 26 in 2010. National Speed, Inc. holds a yearly Military Appreciation Day event open to all branches of the military and to the public. The event is always held on Armed Forces Day and all proceeds are donated to Wounded Warrior Project

Hilary Douglas Clark Pepler

Harry Douglas Clark Pepler, known as Hilary Pepler, was an English printer and poet. He was an associate of both Eric Gill and G. K. Chesterton, working on publications in which they had an interest, he was a founder with Gill and Desmond Chute in 1920 of a Catholic community of craftsmen at Ditchling, called The Guild of St Joseph and St Dominic. His background was Quaker, he was educated at Bootham School. He met Gill in Hammersmith, during World War I, through the Hampshire House Workshops. At that time Pepler was a social worker for the London County Council, organised the first London school meals service. Pepler and Gill were together responsible for the Ditchling house magazine, The Game, he founded in 1916 the St. Dominic's Press, it published, amongst other books, important editions for the Ulysses Bookshop in High Holborn, owned by Jacob Schwartz, to 1937. These included works of James Joyce, but George Bernard Shaw, John Drinkwater, Augustus John and John Collier, he became a Roman Catholic convert in 1916.

At that time he changed his name to Hilary. Financial quarrels between Pepler and Gill may have led to Gill leaving the Ditchling group in 1924. Pepler was forced to leave the Guild in 1934. After Chesterton's death in 1936, Pepler assisted Reginald Jebb, son-in-law of Hilaire Belloc, in running The Weekly Review, the successor distributist publication to G. K.'s Weekly. Stephen Dorril's Blackshirt: Sir Oswald Mosley and British Fascism mentions Pepler in passing, as a member of the British People's Party in 1945, he married Clare Whiteman in 1904. His son David Pepler married daughter of Eric Gill. Pepler's Fr. Conrad Pepler, O. P. ran the Dominican conference centre at Spode House, for many years, founded Spode Music Week. The Care Committee; the Child & the Parent The Devil's Devices or, Control versus Service, with woodcuts by Eric Gill Three Poems Nisi Dominus Concerning Dragons The Law the Lawyers Know About The Service for the Burial of the Dead according to the use of the Orthodox Greek Church in London.

The Greek Text with a rendering in English In Petra. Being a Sequel to "Nisi Dominus" Libellus lapidum with David Jones Judas or the betrayal: a play in one act Pilate - A Passion Play Plays For Puppets A Nativity Play: The Three Wise Men Le Boeuf et L'Ane et deux autres pieces pour marionettes St. George and the Dragon: A One Act Play Mimes Sacred & Profane The Hand Press: An Essay Written and Printed by Hand for the Society of Typographic Arts, Chicago The Field Is Won play The Four Minstrels of Bremen and "The Two Robbers", being more Plays for Puppets A Letter About Eric Gill Ditchling Museum The Law the Lawyers Know About, much-anthologised poem Hilary Douglas Clark Pepler on IMDb IHS Press page