Hard to believe it was a month ago. Gone this year’s parade is, but not forgotten. Award winners gathered one last time to celebrate. And eagerly await next year.
Jim Murray, the 2014 Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day parade grand marshal and former Eagles GM, credits parents, family, friends, mentors and God for all of his success. He’s spent his life passing it on. Looking for a good example? Try the 336 Ronald McDonald Houses in 35 countries.
The former Philadelphia auxiliary bishop and St. Patrick’s Day parade chaplain has passed away. We interviewed this well-known pillar of the Philadelphia Irish community in June 2010, after his installation. We re-publish that interview today, and we share some of our favorite photos of this humble and gracious man.
Especially this one: Thousands came out to cheer on the 180 groups, bands, dancers, and floats in Sunday’s Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Parade. We have hundreds of photos and a list of all the parade winners.
The Philadelphia St. Patrick’s Day Observance Association sashed its grand marshal, Harry Marnie, and St. Patrick’s Ring of Honor, including blind singer Timmy Kelly and a host of others whose work fits the parade’s theme, which commemorates the 10th anniversary of the Irish Memorial.