I traveled today to Springfield, Massachusetts, by the way of The Springfield Republican dated March 17, 1968. I found that Robert Kennedy was the star of the New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. “The spotlight was supposed to be on St. Patrick but it was presidential candidate Robert F. Kennedy who stole the show Saturday. He turned the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade up Fifth Avenue into his first campaign appearance… pinned two “Bobby” buttons to his label and moved in with 125,000 real and adopted Irishmen marching in the parade…”
In less than three months, Bobby would be assassinated by Sirhan Sirhan while in California following winning a major victory there.