A southie tradition

March 20, 2016: The Lexington Minute Men, Boston Police, military personelle, LGBT groups, high school bands and countless others marched down West Broadway in South Boston during the 115th Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. The festivities honor the day in which General Washington and his men forced the British out of Boston by fortifying Dorchester Heights with 55 canons. The troops also hollowed out old logs to resemble extra artillery, fooling the British into retreat, and ending a nearly 11-month siege on the city. The 3.2 -mile long event is the second largest Saint Patrick’s Day celebration in the country according to Mass Live. ©Mike Schwarz