The Easter Sunday Parade: 100 year commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising.
The Irish people were a proud nation today. Hundreds of thousands lined the streets of Dublin for the largest military parade in the history of the Irish state to mark the 100 year commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rising. The parade included over 3,700 members of the Defence Forces, civil defence, and the emergency services.
The Easter Sunday Parade started out at St Stephen’s Green and paused for the wreath-laying ceremony at the GPO at 12 noon. Captain Peter Kelleher read the the Proclamation of the Irish Republic outside the GPO. After a minute’s silence was observed, the national flag was hoisted to full mast above the GPO to the sounds of the national anthem. The Air Corps did a spectacular flypast over O’Connell Street shooting out the tricolour across the bright blue sky.
Young & old, the Easter Sunday Parade was a wonderful way to mark centenary of the 1916 Rising.