John Redmond presents shamrock to American president
American President Woodrow Wilson is spending St. Patrick’s Day with a sprig of shamrock in the buttonhole of his jacket.
The gift of shamrock to President Wilson was made by the leader of nationalist Ireland, John Redmond. Small pots of shamrock presented by Mr. Redmond were on display in the White House and around Capitol Hill.
All across America, Irish people and their descendants are celebrating their national holiday. Big dinners, balls and other gatherings are being held, with more than 3,500 attending mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York.