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St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland 2018
March 17, 2018
Saint Patrick's Saltire or Saint Patrick's Cross is a red saltire (X-shaped cross) on a white field, used to represent the island of Ireland or Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Bill Salmon carried the flag in the 2018 St Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland and explained the meaning.
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Bill Salmon with Saint Patrick's Saltire (Cross)
The theme of the 2018 St Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland was Prominent Irish Pioneers of the 20th Century. Timmy Campbell of the West Side Irish American Club in Cleveland explained their float. It featured a biplane flown by Lady Mary Bailey who in 1929 made the longest flight ever accomplished by a woman, and her 18,000 miles journey was the longest solo flight by either a man or a woman. It also featured NASA astronaut Eileen Collins the first female pilot and first female commander of a Space Shuttle.
West Side Irish American Club 2018 float
West Side Irish American Club Man of the Year Bill Luther with wife Diane
West Side Irish American Club Queen Courtney Kuntz
West Side Irish American Club Mother of the Year Maureen Cseh
Bob Henry of the Irish American Club East Side in Cleveland explained their float. It featured a tribute to boxer John L. Sullivan, Ed Sullivan and the Beatles and a woman aviator pioneer Lady Mary Bailey.
Irish American Club East Side
Linnea Meaney was Irish American Club East Side 2018 Member of the Year
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Before the 2018 Cleveland St. Patrick's Day Parade stepped off, girls from Magnificat High School Dance Team did an impromptu dance jam in the street on Superior.
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