Six weeks after arriving in Washington, D.C., my wife and I were happy to attend the city’s 43rd annual St. Patrick’s Parade. It is not the oldest or the largest such parade in the U.S., but it takes place in the national capital, where political and cultural ties with Dublin and the rest of Ireland are kept strong throughout the year.
Rev. Monsignor Salvatore A. Criscuollo, pastor of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in downtown D.C., was the grand marshal. Cecelia Farley, originally of County Wexford and a member of several Irish American groups, was honored as “Gael of the Year.”
Here are a few photos from my iPhone. Click on image to enlarge.