SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - It was a green celebration on the steps of Springfield City Hall Friday morning. Mayor Domenic Sarno and this year's Springfield Colleen pageant winner Meghan Sullivan raised the Flag of Ireland in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
Sullivan told 22News this ceremony holds special meaning for her because her great grandmother worked at city hall to support her family after immigrating from Ireland.
"They didn't have much, but they did everything for family through faith and dedication, and hoping their family would eventually fulfill the American dream," Sullivan said.
The flag raising was sponsored by the Springfield St. Patrick's Parade committee. The Holyoke St. Patrick's parade begins Sunday at 11:30 am.
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