Father Mychal Judgean openly gay Franciscan friar who was one of the first responders who showed up to the twin towers once disaster struck on Sept. 11, 2001will be among those honored at this year's Irish-American Hall of Fame Awards Gala on Saturday, June 10, 6:30-10 p.m., at The Erin Room at the Irish American Heritage Center, 4626 N. Knox St.
Other inductees will include actors Martin Sheen and Bill Murray, hotelier John Fitzpatrick, actor/soldier Audie Murphy, sports legend Maureen "Little Mo" Connolly, American Conference for Irish Studies co-founder Lawrence J. McCaffrey, and astronauts Scott and Mark Kelly. ( Mark is the husband of former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. ) Judge, Murphy and Connolly are being honored posthumously.
Tickets start at $175 each; visit http://irish-american.org/event/irish-american-hall-of-fame-2017-awards-gala/.
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