ON-Lion Letter

In January, the Saint Andrew's Society of the City of Milwaukee held the 158th Robert Burns Anniversary Banquet.  The function included pipes, drums, and Scottish dancers.

Milwaukee's Saint Andrew's Society was founded in 1859 to unite local Scots for benevolent purposes and to provide a framework for social and cultural activities.  It helps maintain the Milwaukee County Parks system's Burns Commons on the city's East Side, just across the street from The Lion House headquarters of The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation.

Burns Commons features a statue of Scottish poet Robert Burns -- author of "Auld Lang Syne," among other works.  Burns collected, revised, and adapted hundreds of traditional Scottish songs, and his original poems carried Scotland's language and culture to the world.  His life of carousing and his stick-it-to-the-man attitude further endeared him to his countrymen.

The Bradley Foundation supported the Saint Andrew's Society's recent renovation of Burns Commons.

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