History Matters


A biweekly feature courtesy of The Grateful American Book Prize Showing our children that their past is prelude to their future

March 15 to March 31 Irish Americans celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th. The first, in 1601, was in St. Augustine, FL—then a Spanish colony. The town’s vicar was of Irish descent; the occasion was religious, but ubiquitous secular observance of the day--replete with parades and other festivities--didn’t come until more than 100 years later--in Boston and New York City, led by Irish…

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