The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Board of Directors has named Past Worthy Grand Master, Brother Brian O’Dwyer (Alpha-Eta, The George Washington University, ’64) as the 2019 Grand Marshal. The best part is if you’re a Brother in the NYC area you can join O’Dwyer as he leads the marchers up Fifth Avenue on Saturday, March 16, 2019, in the 258th New York City Saint Patrick’s Day Parade!
Sean Lane, Chairman of the Parade Board, said
“We are truly delighted that Brian O’Dwyer has been unanimously selected as the 2019 Grand Marshal. He is a man who is beloved in the New York’s Irish-American community and in Ireland. ”
Brother O’Dwyer now shares this honor with his father Paul O’Dwyer who was the President of the New York City council from 1974 to 1979, and his uncle The Honorable William O’Dwyer, former Mayor of New York.
Brother Brian O’Dwyer served as Worthy Grand Master from 1995 – 1997, was named the Kappa Sigma Man of the Year in 2011, and holds Jackson’s Man pin #3.
More about the parade:
Beginning in 1762 the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions and to this day is the largest of its kind in the world. The Parade is regarded as the most popular of all the Parades in New York City, and each year hosts some 250,000 marchers and two million spectators. The Parade has many outstanding marching bands, bagpipers, and high-school and college bands from throughout the United States and from all over the world.