Veterans march for 33rd time, April 24th, 1949
“April 24, anniversary of The Rising, was remembered for the 33rd time when the veterans who fought that day and through the following years, marched from St Stephens Green, through the crowded streets, to the GPO.
At the GPO they were formed in four columns to hear the proclamation of the Republic.
On the platform were Comdt. – Gen Piaras Beaslai and [former Fianna Eireann Chief of Staff] Eamon Martin, the two surviving members of the original Irish Volunteer Executive.”
Irish Press April 25th 1949