Fredag strøg Forsvaret fanen for sidste gang på Odense kaserne.

Johannes Lollesgaard, formand for Fyns Militærhistoriske Museum arbejder for at bevare historien. En historie der med lukningen af kasernen har kastet masser af nye effekter af sig til militærmuseet i Dannebrogsgade.

For historien forsvinder ikke, hvis nogen gemmer den for eftertiden.Tag bare et kig på de billeder der følger denne artikel.

Today (Dec 23) is Roots Day, a day devoted to encouraging folks to look in their heritage, family history and ancestry. The fact that it comes just before Christmas aptly illustrates the importance of the meaning of family around Christmas.

Ever wondered about the history behind your Irish last name? Where did your earliest ancestors come from? What was their profession? How did their name change overt the centuries? 

Ever wondered about the history of your Irish surnames or your family name's meanings? Irish surnames and Irish last names are one of the most intriguing parts of our culture and to find your last name origin or from where or what your last name originated is to tell you a lot about the Irish people you are descended from. 

With the help of IrishCentral, you can now take your Irish last name or the surnames you know you are descended from and find these last names' origins in one easy guide.

Nelson, 78, grew up in Rockford with his mother, Lucinda, whose roots were Western European — German, Belgian and Dutch — and father, Albert, who was 100 percent Swedish. His four sisters had blond hair and blue eyes; Nelson, the second born, had black, curly hair, an olive complexion and brown eyes.

To explain why he didn't resemble his sisters, Nelson's mother told him...

The wreck of the convict transport Hive was found on the south coast of New South Wales, Australia in 1994. The vessel was transporting 250 Irish convicts to Australia when it was shipwrecked in Jervis Bay in 1835.

Babette Smith's "The Luck of the Irish: How a Shipload of Convicts Survived the Wreck of the Hive to Make a New Life in Australia," tells the story of the surviving Irish prisoners.

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