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Monday, March 12, 2012

St. Patrick's Day Parade, Washington, D.C.

Some of the many dancing children in the St. Patrick's Day Parade, Washington, D.C./Patricia Leslie



Scenes from a lovely day on Constitution Avenue in our nation's capital where everyone had a good time and the wearing of the green was de rigueur. Maybe it was a big green stovepipe hat or a large hair ribbon, a green headband with rhinestones and glimmering jewels with two shamrocks bouncing around on a head, a large elf's ear, huge green sunglasses, a green, sparkling necklace, a green gown, or green leashes worn by prancing Irish terriers, all seen amidst the harmonies of fire truck sirens, bagpipes, and the always happy Celtic music mixed in with Bolivian sounds (?), and did you ever know that Metro had so much emergency equipment?  The Nationals' George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Teddy Roosevelt, and Thomas Jefferson came out to join the festivities and walk, but where were the Washington Capitals?  Over at Verizon getting ready to take out Toronto.

The Hurley School of Irish Dance/Patricia Leslie



The military is always sharp and precise/Patricia Leslie

The O'Neill School of Irish Dance/Patricia Leslie

There go the flag girls from Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland/Patricia Leslie

Little people (from Bolivia?) danced to the music/Patricia Leslie

Meanwhile, over at Ireland's Four Courts in Arlington, the Northern Virginia Firefighters' Emerald Society Pipe Band made merry for the people/Patricia Leslie

The Northern Virginia Firefighters' Emerald Society Pipe Band/Patricia Leslie



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