St. Patrick's Day Parade - South Boston

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Posted by webguy on Wednesday 04 April 2012

St. Patrick's Day Parade - South Boston

On the 18th of March, 2012, the 22nd MVI joined with the USSC - Boston to commemorate St. Patrick's Day in Boston Massachusetts. The South Boston St. Patrick's Day parade is listed as the second largest parade in the country, being viewed by nearly 600,000 to one million people every year. In addition, the parade was broadcast live overseas to the brave women and men of the Armed Forces. The 22nd MVI was led admirably on the three mile march by Brevet Lieutenant Mike Welch and First Sergeant Brad Kendall. Sergeant Gus Gallagher, Corporal David Peck, Doug Lyons, Greg Lynes and Dan Blakie filled out the ranks; while musician Matthew Patten completed the military element. Civilians Sue Gallagher and Jennifer Cotie-DeOliveira represented the USSC Boston Branch. A few images from the event are posted in our 2012 Photo Gallery . The 22nd Massachusetts will next support the Civil War Trust in a preservation effort at Fort Trumbull, Trumbull CT. Look for us!


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