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Cadet Parade in Boston Switched from Saturday to Week-day for Religious Considerations

The annual Boston Schoolboy Cadets’ parade will not be held on a Saturday but on a week-day because of the plea of a high school alumnus that such event on the Sabbath indirectly contributes to the low ebb of religion.

Maxwell Sawyer had written to the school committee that “we know that religion is at a low ebb. Everyone the world over is preaching back to the church and religion. Wouldn’t it be nice if we started right here in Boston in paying respect to a religion by picking some other day than the Sabbath for the parade?” As a result the school committee voted to have the parade on a week-day.