The Kennedy dynasty
The Kennedys were frequent dignitaries at the Saint Patrick’s Day Parade.
Robert F. Kennedy marched in the parade the day after announcing his candidacy for president in March 1968. “The parade, undoubtably because of Kennedy’s appearance, drew the largest crowd in its history, estimated by police at 350,000,” reported The Boston Globe.
Ted and Joan Kennedy (pictured) were mobbed by fans as they walked through South Boston in 1970, reported the Globe.