Thousands watch St. Patrick's parade
With temperatures in the seventies, over 100,000 lined Delaware Avenue yesterday for the annual St. Patrick's parade.
The crowds attracted politicians who followed the time-honored tradition of marching in the event.
"Everybody's Irish on St.Patrick's Day. It's a day where families celebrate the great Irish heritage in this community," said Congressman Brian Higgins.
"That's why Mario Williams (the newest Buffalo Bill) is here. He knows it. It's no coincidence they signed him right around St. Patrick's Day."
State Senator Tim Kennedy, City Comptroller Mark Schroeder and County Clerk Chris Jacobs were among the many other politicians present yesterday.
"This is a parade that's been going on for 71 years. It seems to grow every single year," said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.