St. David's Day proclaimed in Utica as Welsh flag raised at City Hall

By WKTV News

UTICA, N.Y. (WKTV) - A flag is now waving above Utica's City Hall commemorating Welsh culture.

The flag was raised Thursday morning by Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri, as he proclaimed the day as St. David's Day in the City of Utica.

David Dudgeon, the vice-president of the St. David's Society of Utica was on hand to receive the proclamation, with young welsh girls and boys dressed in traditional welsh outfits.

Members of the society say they are proud of their heritage as Welsh Americans.

"Most of the City of Utica is built by Welsh masons, because one of the things they knew how to do when they came over was put together stone buildings," Dudgeon said.

St. David's Day is commemorated each year on March 1.

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