UNION, NJ -- The annual Union County St. Patrick's Day parade marched along Morris Ave. in Union under warm and sunny skies on Saturday, March 12. 

Marchers included: The Fighting 69th New York State Volunteer Historical Association, numerous pipe bands, local fire and police officers, the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and other government officials, local schools, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, and veterans groups, among others. 

The 2016 grand marshal Frank McGovern of Cranford, who has been involved with the Union County St. Patrick's Day Parade for nearly two decades.