A Free Family Resource Courtesy Of Frank Myers Auto Maxx http://www.FrankMyersAuto.com / SALES: (336) 767-3432 / SERVICE: (336) 831-0656 St. Patrick’s Day This Month http://www.history.com/topics/st-patricks-day St. Patricks Day is cele- In 1848, several New York Irish Aid so- brated on March 17 in cieties decided to unite their parades to honor of his religious form one New York City St. Patricks feast day and the anniver- Day Parade. Today, that parade is the1 - 1961...President sary of his death in the world s oldest civilian parade and theJohn F Kennedy established fifth century. The Irish largest in the United States, with overthe Peace Corps to assist de- have observed this day as a religious 150,000 participants. holiday for over a thousand years. On St.veloping countries with Each year, nearly three million people Patricks Day, which falls during thehealth care, education and Christian season of Lent, Irish families line the 1.5-mile parade route to watchother basic human needs. would traditionally attend church in the the procession, which takes more than morning and celebrate in the afternoon. five hours. Boston, Chicago, Philadel- Lenten prohibitions against the consump- phia and Savannah also celebrate the day10 - 1862...The first is- tion of meat were waived and people with parades involving between 10,000 would dance, drink and feast—on the and 20,000 participants.sue of US government paper traditional meal of Irish bacon and cab-money began circulation as bage. No Irish Need Apply$5, $10 and $20 bills. Up until the mid-19th century, most Irish The First Parade immigrants in America were members of The first St. Patricks Day parade took the Protestant middle class. When the10 - 1881...The Salva- place not in Ireland but in the United Great Potato Famine hit Ireland in 1845,tion Army, founded in the States. Irish soldiers serving in the Eng- close to a million poor and uneducatedUS, now operates in 90 lish military marched through New York Irish Catholics began pouring into Amer- City on March 17, 1762. Along with ica to escape starvation. Despised forcountries. their music, the parade helped the sol- their religious beliefs and funny accents diers reconnect with their Irish roots, as by the American Protestant majority, the well as fellow Irishmen serving in the immigrants had trouble finding even me-31 - 1878...Boxing English army. nial jobs. When Irish Americans in thechampion Jack Johnson countrys cities took to the streets on St.was the Over the next 35 years, Irish patriotism Patricks Day to celebrate their heritage, among American immigrants flourished, newspapers portrayed them in cartoonsfirst African prompting the rise of so-called "Irish as drunk, violent monkeys.American to Aid" societies like the Friendly Sons ofwin theHeavy-weight box- 3 Saint Patrick and the Hibernian Society. However, the Irish soon began to realize Each group would hold annual parades that their great numbers endowed them featuring bagpipes (which actually first with a political power that had yet to be became popular in the Scottish and Brit- exploited. They started to organize, anding title. ish armies) and drums. Continued on Page 3...“We Specialize In Helping Individuals & Families Find, Qualify For And Own The Vehicle Of Their Dreams With Little Or No Money Down Even With Less Than Perfect Credit.”
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