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Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland (Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

St. Patrick's Day parade 2013: White Plains, Mount Kisco, Sleepy Hollow, Eastchester, Manhattan, Pearl River, Mamaroneck

St. Patrick's Day celebrations continue throughout the weekend in the Hudson Valley and New York City.

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Siblings Franz, 7, and Liesl McGuinness, 2, of
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Siblings Franz, 7, and Liesl McGuinness, 2, of Goshen, attend the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Regina O'Rourke, a Korean War veteran, watches the
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Regina O'Rourke, a Korean War veteran, watches the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

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Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

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Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Shawn Leszczynski, 11, of Woodridge, and Jared Moore,
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Shawn Leszczynski, 11, of Woodridge, and Jared Moore, 11, of Mountaindale, watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

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Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Suffern Mayor Dagan Lacorte walks in the 51st
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Suffern Mayor Dagan Lacorte walks in the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

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Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Assemb. Ellen Jaffee walks in the 51st annual
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Assemb. Ellen Jaffee walks in the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Town of Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence walks
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Town of Ramapo Supervisor Christopher St. Lawrence walks in the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

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Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River, led by Pearl River native and this year's parade commander, Sgt. Kieran Murphy. The 30-year-old was serving in the Army National Guard's "Fighting 69th" in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb shattered his leg and injured his back last year. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

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Olivia Witzmann and Bridget Zimny, both 12 and
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Olivia Witzmann and Bridget Zimny, both 12 and of Ho-Ho-Kus, N.J., cover Bridget's dog's ears as the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River goes by. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

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Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

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Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

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Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

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Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Thousands gather to watch the 51st annual Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

Aidan Silverman, 1, attends his first Rockland County
(Credit: Faye Murman)

Aidan Silverman, 1, attends his first Rockland County St. Patrick's Day parade in Pearl River. (March 17, 2013)

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