VP Mike Pence joining Savannah leaders for St. Patrick’s Day Parade

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — The City of Savannah has officially confirmed they will host the Vice President and his family for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 17.

VP Mike Pence will join Savannah Mayor Eddie DeLoach in welcoming parade participants and parade goers.

“It’s a true honor to welcome Vice President Pence to our beautiful city,” said Mayor DeLoach in a news release. “We are excited to showcase our City and this parade to the Vice President and our nation. They will see what we have enjoyed for the past 194 years, the greatest St. Patrick’s Day parade in the world.”

Michelle Gavin, a city spokeswoman, says the city is also excited to have the national spotlight on an event that’s so special to the area.

“We have been working very closely with White House Staff, along with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee, Savannah Police, and other local state and law enforcement partners to arrange this visit,” Gavin said in a press conference Tuesday.

Gavin did not detail security measures when News 3 asked on Tuesday. There have been some reports of squares being closed off during the parade.

City officials are expected to address any security measures or changes within the next few days.

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