2016 PARADE DEDICATION

 

It is especially fitting that the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day Parade be dedicated to those who fought for a free and united Ireland.

 

The 1916 Irish Centennial Memorial Committee of Rhode Island was formed in the fall of 2014 to honor the men and women who took part in the Easter Rising one hundred years ago.  This heroic act against the might of the British empire eventually inspired a nationwide rebellion that won independence for 26 counties of Ireland.  The executions of sixteen leaders of the Rising created a spark of resistance to British colonial rule that galvanized the Irish people into a movement for freedom from foreign occupation.  One hundred years on, here in Providence, it is important that we remember those men who gave their lives for an Irish Republic in 1916.

 

Thomas Clarke • May 3 ~ Thomas MacDonagh • May 3 ~ Patrick Pearse • May 3

Joseph Plunkett • May 4 ~ Edward Daly • May 4~ Michael O'Hanrahan • May 4

William Pearse • May 4 ~ John MacBride • May 5 ~ Conn Colbert • May 8

Sean Heuston • May 8 ~ Michael Mallin • May 8 ~ Eamonn Ceannt • May 8

Thomas Kent • May 9 ~ Sean MacDiarmada • May 12 ~ James Connolly • May 12

Roger Casement • August 3

 

We honor all who have suffered persecution, imprisonment, exile and death for the cause of a free, united Irish Republic.

 

GOD SAVE IRELAND!

 

 

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