RALEIGH - St. Patrick's Day parade in downtown Raleigh, with Fire Chief John McGrath
as Grand Marshal. This year's route started on Wilmington Street at North Street, and proceeded
south to Morgan Street, west to Fayetteville Street, and south to City Plaza. The fire department
also hosted a special event at Station 1. Two-year-old cancer survivor Connor Dunn
spent the day with the Raleigh Fire Department, his wish made reality with the help of firefighters
and Make-A-Wish Eastern
North Carolina. He received his own helmet and gear, toured the fire station with his family,
and rode in the front of seat of Engine 13 in the parade. They returned to Station 1 for a
barbecue lunch with family, friends, and firefighters. "C" platoon.
Mike Legeros photographs.