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Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy Joins Pulaski Day Parade in NYC

Oct. 6, 1963 - In New York City today, about 100,000 marchers participated in the 27th annual Pulaski Day Parade, which honors Brig. Gen. Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman who fought on the American side in the Revolutionary War. The parade began at 26th Street and ended at 52nd Street and Second Avenue. Among the officials in the reviewing stand were Governor Rockefeller, Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, Senators Kenneth B. Keating and Jacob Javits of New York, and Mayor Wagner. At the reviewing stand, Holly Nester (pictured), 5 years old, was carried from official to official to pose for pictures. By the time she got to the Attorney General, however, she was obviously tired. “Smile, smile,” the photographers shouted. Holly began to cry. She recovered soon, however, and watched the rest of the parade from the reviewing stand with her mother.


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