1st Lieutenant Shawn Tabankin and members of Company C, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry present honors as they approach Saint Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on March 17, 2008. The Citizen Soldiers of "The Fighting 69th" attended the morning mass to receive the blessing of New York Cardinal Edward Egan before marching up Fifth Avenue in the Saint Patrick's Day Parade. The New York Army National Guard infantry battalion has led the city parade on Saint Patrick's Day for more than 150 years. U.S. Army Photo by Lt. Col. Richard Goldenberg (RELEASED)