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2016 US Army Band Concert – 1812 Overture

US Army Band 2016 Concert

 

 

 

 

 

AN ANNUAL EVENT

The final event of the summer of The US Army Band – “Pershing’s Own”  accompanied by the Presidential Salute Battery of the 3d Infantry Regiment of the US Army – “The Old Guard”is an annual concert on the Washington Mall at the Sylvan Theater (near the Washington Monument) Among appearances by the Herald Trumpets and the US Army Band Chorus, it features the 1812 Overture by Tchaikovsky – the “Guns Platoon”  providing live cannon fire with their WW II vintage M5’s  – 3″ anti-tank guns.

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If you couldn’t make it to the National Mall for the nearly 90 minutes of music, here is the video provided by the folks at DVIDS…

 

“GUNS RUN LONG!!!”

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Guns Run Long – 4th of July 2012

For the last three years, I have watched and captured the outstanding 50 GUN Salute to the nation on the 4th of July – Independence Day.  It’s an amazing event that has been precisely executed by one of the elite platoons in the US military – The Presidential Salute Battery…

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A President is Laid to Rest

Eternal Flame at President Kennedy's Grave

Eternal Flame at President Kennedy's Grave

25 NOV 1963 –  The world was focused on Washington DC and Arlington National Cemetery, for the United States of America was paying final honors to it’s fallen President.

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Coming Soon – What I did the summer of 2010.

Smithsonian Kite Festival
Smithsonian Kite Festival

I’ve not had much time to chronicle what I’ve done this summer (Summer began for me in April) … so watch this space for a rather comprehensive view of what I did do…  In the meantime, explore the site and read some of the older posts…

I’m sure you’ll like the exploring …  scroll down and on the left, poke a word and you’ll be able to bring up all the posts in that category –  the BIGGER the word, the more posts…
Enjoy!
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The tradition continues –

Earlier this week another small milestone was set in history…

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PART ONE: TOG on a Mission – 2010

Here’s a more in-depth look at the making and background of the calendar – “The Old Guard on Mission – 2010” – some history and little known facts…

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Мерры Чристмас !

Or for those who cannot read Russian Cyrillic –

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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Mission: ANC

Arlington National Cemetery

Arlington National Cemetery

For those who have followed me on Facebook, you have seen how from Saturday morning in the frenzy of the snowstorm, I attempted daily to get into Arlington National Cemetery.  The mission was to capture some of the beauty of this hallowed place in the snow…   ANC closed on Saturday, and when I arrived, the barriers were symbolically across Memorial Drive.

I turned around and decided that Sunday morning was probably a better choice and when I returned on Sunday, I found the roadway of Memorial Drive completely clear thanks to the efforts of the National Park Service.  Alas, the gates of ANC were closed and locked …

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2010 Old Guard Calendar is…

Here!

John Michael broke new ground when he published the “First” Calendar about the US Army’s 3d Infantry Regiment – “The Old Guard on Parade – 2009”  – The Escort to the President.  Many have seen this regiment earlier this year as they led and participated in the Presidential Inauguration.  Their ceremonial presence is only part of their story.  After pouring through thousands of photographs taken primarily in 2009, a theme finally emerged to tell the story about these Soldiers that few people ever see.

Soldiers in this elite regiment are called upon to do a number of different missions on a daily basis… most of which the public never sees or is even aware.   It’s hoped that the selection of these images provides a small glimpse of the varied assignments carried out and their contributions made as service to the United States of America…

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Save $5.00 on Postage…

You’ve seen this photo before…  If you bought the calendar “The Old Guard on Parade – 2009”  it was on the cover.   I then used it as a tribute to the POW/MIAs as a poster and then turned it into a postage stamp.  Now until Thursday – 26 NOV 2009, you can save $5.00 by entering the code … Continue Reading…

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