St. Pat’s Parade: A ‘Decade of Remembrance’ begins at noon along the Ben Franklin Parkway

    Beginning at noon today, Sun., March 10, thousands of Philadelphians will line the street along the Ben Franklin Parkway beginning at 16th and JFK Boulevard, in celebration of their collective history and traditions during the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

    It’s been ten years since Penn’s Landing became home to a national monument. The Irish Memorial was opened to the public in Oct. 2003. Today, Philadelphia’s Irish-American community begins its 10th anniversary celebration of the dedication of the memorial, honoring the memory of their ancestors – millions of whom perished due to famine and millions whom found their way to freedom and prosperity in the United States.

    Beginning at noon today, Sun., March 10, thousands of Philadelphians will line the street along the Ben Franklin Parkway in celebration of their collective history and traditions during the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

     

     

    St. Patrick’s Day has been celebrated with fanfare in Philadelphia for 243 years. Ours is the second oldest in the country first documented in 1771, following in the merriment of New York City’s annual events which began in 1766.

    The parade will be broadcast on CBS3 beginning at 1 p.m.

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