The 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland Ohio began on the steps of the Bishop Cosgrove Center on Superior. There were introductions of Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson, Parade Grand Marshall Kevin McGinty, Irish Mother of the Year Una Ellis and Co-Chairs Daniel Chambers and Timothy Leahy.
This was followed by Katie Cooper leading the Irish Anthem in Gaelic and the US national anthem.
Cleveland St Patrick's Day Parade Deputy Director Jim Kilbane introduced Katie Cooper
Mickey McNally and Kevin McGinty
Parade co-chair Dan Chambers
Parade Deputy Director Jim Kilbane and Tom McManamon
Next, Sister Maureen Burke gave an opening prayer.
Sister Maureen Burke
Patrick Murphy gave the official whistle to Parade Grand Marshall Kevin McGinty who started the 2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade in Cleveland Ohio with a blow of the whistle.
Patrick Murphy giving official whistle to Grand Marshall Kevin McGinty
Parade Deputy Director Jim Kilbane starts the countdown