NEW YORK CITY--With the Chrysler Building in the background, the Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion 69th Infantry marches down Lexington Avenue as they return from the 250th New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.
The "Fighting 69th" traditionally leads the parade each year following a special Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
This year marks the 160th time the 1st 69th has lead the Parade which begins when the commander of the 69th Infantry responds " The 69th is always ready" when the head of the parade asks if he is ready to go.
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