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Pat Garvey sings a song written by a veteran after a first visit to “The Wall,” the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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The Ballyshaner’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade

St. Patrick's Day Parade pays tribute to Vietnam veterans.

In what was perhaps the biggest turnout since its inception, Alexandria celebrated its Irish heritage March 2 and paid tribute to Vietnam Veterans in the 32nd annual St. Patrick's Day Parade. Sponsored by The Ballyshaners, the parade was founded by Pat Troy, who officially stepped down as organizer following this year's event.


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