It's not just about wearing green.
On St. Patrick's Day seemingly everyone is Irish but for Bernie and Cathy Malone, it has a deeper meaning.
"St. Patrick's Day is a holiday," said parade commitee member Cathy Malone. "We celebrate them all but this is a special one."
The couple is gearing up for the 24th annual Chesapeake City St. Patrick's Day Parade. They have been active in the parade since its inception. It started small. During an early parade Bernie walked down the street as St. Patrick himself, or coordinating bands and performers for it.