NORTHAMPTON Mass. (WWLP) – Polish pride was celebrated in Northampton Monday at the 29th annual Pulaski Day Parade.
The parade honors the military service and contributions of Revolutionary War Hero Casimir Pulaski, an associate of George Washington and the founder of the American Cavalry.
The Pulaski Day Parade fired off on King Street and made its way onto Main Street. Military groups participate to honor General Pulaski and his contributions to freedom.
Bands from the Northampton High School, Hopkins Academy and surrounding areas offered a beat for the parade to march to.
Community members in the crowd watched horses, polka bands, veteran’s organizations, old police cruisers, and cars go by.
And everyone marching and watching was thankful for the warmer weather in comparison to last year. Louise Tardy told 22News, “Oh a day like today after last year. Last year we froze on this day. This year it’s going to be gorgeous because it’s going to be a nice warm day.”
The parade started at the former Lia Honda lot on King Street. The ending ceremony was at Lampron Park on Bridge Street because Pulaski Park on Main Street is being redesigned.