Everyone loves a parade. Ever since I was a child I have enjoyed the festive environment created by a traditional parade, from the marching bands to the thematically designed floats, the clowns, the acrobats; to the decorated cars that haul celebrities, pageant winners and VIP’s. No matter the occasion, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, homecomings, you name it; there’s usually a parade to celebrate and help commemorate it. Not to mention the countless culturally driven parades, Cinco De Mayo, German fest or the highly popular St. Patrick’s Day Parade, complete with the greening of the Chicago River. Sadly, less than a month ago, it was the cancellation of the St. Patrick’s Day parades across the nation that seemed to set in motion one of, not just the nation’s but of the world’s, most historic years for postponements, setbacks and shutdowns due to the pandemic that continues to control us.