Saint Patrick's Day Parade in Philadelphia
For the 28th consecutive year, the 69th Pennsylvania "Irish Volunteers" marched
in the annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade in center city Philadelphia. Once again
they had earned the right to be part of the vanguard in the event as part of the
"first brigade", with their colors flying. Once again veteran members who had
become dependable representatives of Philadelphia's Irish regiment braved
threats of torrential pouring rain to assemble and march from City Hall to
Independence Hall. 155 years ago the lads of the 69th in 1864 attended the
same parade. This year we again honored them on the streets of Philadelphia.
The Assembled Parade Participants ... Independence Hall in the background
Assembling for weapons check and "Orders Of The Day"
Our Brave Ladies With The 69th Banner
Relaxing After The Parade
A Toast To Those Who Joined Us
Independence Hall 1864 - 2019