Thank you again to all the law enforcement officers, first responders and the whole community who came out in their thousands and thousands to be a part of such an amazing coming together of the community! It was great to see the delight on people’s faces as they cheered for Peter, Nero and all of the parade participants. To see Nero walking alongside Peter you could feel the spirit of Sean with them. Sean's spirit was with us all yesterday and will continue to shine in our community.
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From Cape Cod Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee
NERO to Walk in Cape Cod Saint Patrick's Parade
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 28, 2019
The St. Patrick's Parade Committee Chairman, Desmond Keogh, has announced that K9 Nero will be walking along side Grand Marshal Peter McClelland as they lead the 2019 Cape Cod St.Patrick's Parade on Saturday March 9, 2019.
We on the parade committee are delighted that K9 Nero will be part of the parade. We hope that seeing Peter and Nero walking together along Route 28, will be uplifting not only for the Cape Cod community, but also for all law
enforcement officers, first responders and their families.
The theme of this year’s Parade is “The Spirit of the Community”, and the parade is dedicated to fallen Yarmouth Police Sergeant Sean Gannon. Sean and Nero walked the parade route together last year, and we know that Sean will be watching over the parade that he so proudly participated in for many years.
There will be MANY surprises throughout the parade. It is growing, it seems that everyone, on and off Cape Cod, and from across the pond, wants to be part of this wonderful event.
We are certain that the 2019 parade, will show the true “Spirit of the Community” that meant so much to Sean. We hope to see EVERYONE lining the parade route, wearing their green, and coming together as a community stronger than ever!
-Cape Cod Saint Patrick’s Parade Committee
The parade begins at Skull Island Mini Golf on Long Pond Road in South Yarmouth at 11:00 AM and ends at The Town and Country Motor Lodge, 452 Main Street, West Yarmouth, MA.
The Grand Marshal for the 14th Annual Cape Cod St. Patrick’s Parade will be retired Yarmouth Police K9 Officer Peter B. McClelland, who will lead the parade. This year’s parade is in honor of Sgt. Sean Gannon and his K9 partner Nero, who together marched in last year’s parade.
The parade will begin at 11:00 AM on Saturday, March 9, 2019 and will travel along Route 28 in Yarmouth. The theme of this year’s parade is the “Spirit of the Community.”
Peter McClelland encompasses all aspects of this year’s theme for the parade. He worked for the Yarmouth Police Department for 30 years and most of those years were spent being a K9 dog handler. Mr. McClelland trained K9 Nero from the time he was a puppy and started training him with Yarmouth Police Officer Sean Gannon, who eventually took him full time.
A big THANK YOU to Kerry Collins, and the entire Boston Bruins Organization, as well at the Boston Police Gaelic Column of Pipes and Drums for making this happen! Both wonderful supporters of the Cape Cod St. Patrick's Parade.