Columbus Day Parade

National Guard troops line Pennsylvania Avenue during a parade January 16, 2005 in Washington, DC.  (credit: Matthew Cavanaugh/Getty Images)

Shutdown To Affect Columbus Day Parade In RI

The National Guard won’t be marching in this weekend’s Columbus Day Parade in Providence, one more way in which Rhode Island is feeling the effects of the ongoing federal shutdown.


Italian Flag (Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images)

Parades Celebrate State’s Italian Heritage

Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport all mark the Columbus Day holiday and the state’s Italian-American heritage with Columbus Day parades Sunday.