Ex-Eagles GM Murray named St. Patrick's Day Parade marshal

Posted: March 16, 2014

PHILADELPHIA Since 1771, Philadelphians have marked St. Patrick's Day with a parade. On Sunday, the 2014 celebration will march up the Benjamin Franklin Parkway.

The theme of this year's celebration is "St. Patrick, bless the contributions of Irish Americans to our nation," and the grand marshal will be former Eagles general manager Jim Murray, a cofounder of the first Ronald McDonald House for ill children, which opened in 1974 in Philadelphia.

Before the parade, a Mass will be said 9 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 20th and Locust Streets.

The parade is set to start at noon at 16th Street and John F. Kennedy Boulevard and move north on 16th to the Parkway. Parts of 16th through 20th Streets will be shut down from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the Parkway will be closed from noon to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.philadelphiastpatsparade.com.


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