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Overhead View of St. Patrick's Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day

Overhead View of St. Patrick's Day Parade

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Approximately 75,000 people marched in this St. Patrick's Day parade down New York City's Fifth Avenue in 1939.

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    In his annual 1947 St. Patrick's Day radio address to the United States broadcast from Dublin, Prime Minister of Ireland Eamon de Valera reminds the world of Ireland's plight and asks for support in the effort to reunite the country.

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