I didn’t grow up in a military family. I have no concept of what it means. I did grow up in a musical family though. I’m not comparing marching band to military at all. What I’m trying to say is that as a musician it was our duty to make sure that the bands played on days like today.
Dad was a band director at Everett High School in Lansing, MI. for many years. I remember heading downtown to see my dad all dapper in his directors uniform, marching along his band on many Memorial Days.
When I began marching band at Waverly High School, I don’t recall if we did the parades or not. Isn’t that sad? Surely we did…
Anyway, it is nice that we have a special day set aside to remember the men and women who have died for the country.
This blog post isn’t conveying what I is deep in my heart..I hope you get the gist of what I am saying.
Thank you doesn’t seem strong enough. There aren’t really words that can express the gratitude.