Did you know that the first Latin American player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame was from Puerto Rico? Roberto Clemente is remembered today as one of the game's best all-round right fielders, with one of the best arms in baseball.
On Sunday, June 12th, The National Puerto Rican Day Parade (NPRDP) will take place along Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, in honor of the nearly 4 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico and nearly 4 million people of Puerto Rican birth or heritage residing in the United States. This year's Parade is dedicated to the Hometown of Cabo Rojo in their celebration of 240 years of foundation, also a Co-Dedication to the Hometown of Patillas in their celebration of 200 years of foundation. The Theme for this year parade is “Celebrating the natural beauty of Puerto Rico,” in an effort to educate the community of how to preserve the natural beauty of the island. Also, the parade will be celebrating GOYA; a partner in their celebration of their 75 years of foundation and services.