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Columbus Day Parade (Revere)

The significance of Columbus Day in Revere is rooted in the city's tradition as a destination for newcomers to our shores. Many Italian, Irish, and Middle European immigrants settled here, and the parade celebrates their spirit of adventure, optimism, and courage in pursuit of a new life in a new world.

Originally submitted by: Edward J. Markey, Representative (7th District).

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