Pawtucket celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Irish flag raising

The city of Pawtucket shared this photo of city officials addressing townspeople at their Irish flag raising ceremony.

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WLNE) — The city of Pawtucket and mayor Donald Grebien celebrated St. Patrick’s Day with their annual Irish flag raising.

Members of the community attended the event in the lobby of city hall Friday morning.

“The city is eternally grateful for the contributions made to our community by generations of people of Irish descent,” Grebien said.

“We are happy to continue this tradition of raising the Irish flag here on St. Patrick’s Day,” he continued.

The event saw many city officials addressing the town as well as a moment to remember Ray Gannon.

The mayor ordered the Irish flag be flown at half mast in remembrance of Gannon.

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