Photo Credit: Spec. Jay P. Lawrence, New York Army National Guard
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joins Maj. Gen. Patrick Murphy, the adjutant general of New York (on the governor's right), and Lt. Col. James Gonyo, the commander of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, and other members of the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, in a special St. Patrick's Day Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral, March 16, 2013. Gen. Frank Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, is behind the governor. Following the service the Soldiers of the "Fighting 69th" led the St. Patrick's Day Parade -- the world's largest such event -- as they have every year since 1851.