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Why march in an alternate St. Patrick’s Day parade?


An injustice to one…

By Cathy Kristofferson, March 18, 2013


Sunday I marched in the South Boston St. Patrick’s Day Peace Parade, the alternate to what is now called ‘traditionalSt. Patrick’s Day parade.  Now that I have had a day to thaw and ruminate on why it is I marched for the 3rd year in a row I thought I might blog about it here.  Yesterday we were greeted with lovely sun but only mid-30s temps and a fairly decent wind so as I marched in the parade down a very sparsely lined parade route a voice kept saying why the heck do you keep doing this?

I had to remind myself that marching in a parade such as this, like so many things many of us often do, is for those who cannot and who could not in the past. It’s a spin on injustice…

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