St. Patricks Day with The Fighting 69th

Each year on March 17th, New York's 69th Infantry Regiment ( The Fighting Sixty-ninth  ) marches up to St. Patrick's cathedral before most of NYC has heard the first sounds of a morning alarm. They attend mass, and take their place on 5th Avenue leading the St. Patrick's Day Parade from midtown all the way up through the upper east side.  March 17th, 2014, Hector Rene, Steve Shilling II, and I had the honor of being their first photographers for this event.