By Patrick Cossel
Stevenson Newspapers 

St. Patrick's Day reason to celebrate heritage


Like many of you, my family and I celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Sunday.

As we sat down to our meal of corned beef, cabbage, carrots and potatoes, my youngest son asked why it was we celebrated St. Patrick’s Day.

He said it wasn’t like Christmas, Easter or even Halloween, so why, he asked.

My wife, not being big in history looked at me. She said, “Your name is Patrick, you tell him.”

I am not sure how the two relate, but I knew I wasn’t getting out of it.

Lucky for me this is a topic I happen to be versed in.

Growing up I was told St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated to honor...

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