Transcripts of full meetings of the council.

The first documented Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Philadelphia was held in 1771, five years before the Declaration of Independence was signed. This year's parade, taking place on March 16th, 2014, will mark over 240 continuous years of festivities; and

Whereas, over the years, these celebrations have reflected the times with several themes emerging; religious, patriotism, honoring military service, the remembrance of the political struggles in Ireland and also the celebration of Irish culture; and

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