by Sr. Regina Siegfried, ASC
Nothing galvanizes St. Louis on the Cardinals’ baseball opener like the Clydesdales hoofing their traditional lap around Busch stadium.
Those magnificent, powerful, majestic horses, beloved, iconic symbols of St. Louis, are cheered and revered.
We love something that can unify us and help us remember, even for a minute, that, at our best, we can reach beyond racial divides and find agreement about the dignity of each person, a dignity symbolized in the Clydesdales. While the horses are unique to the St. Louis area, each region has its own symbols that help us stretch beyond our divisions to find something to cheer about.