Guide Kathy points the group to the Lincoln Memorial
A DC native, Kathy was a wealth of info on all aspects of the sights, and an expert on logistics. She quickly learned to get our attention via "O-H!".
The official "we were here" shot
One of several O-H-I-Os
Photo courtesy Judy Baird
Gathering to rehearse
Performances will take place at both ends of the Reflecting Pool
Dave and Earl Hurrey
MGySgt USMC (ret) Earl Hurrey was with the US Marine Band for 21 years before helping to found Historic Programs
Meeting the other bands
Dave greets the Fort Dodge Sr HS Band
Veterans begin to gather
The JROTC greeted all the veterans
The program begins
Conductor GySgt Monica Preston
She's Assistant Drum Major of the US Marine Band...and from Ohio!
Earl announces the first speaker
Rudi Masi of the Elks
Vietnam veteran James "Rabbi" King
Huntington North HS Band
Korea veteran William Nilsson
Not on the program...
This veteran came out of the audience and shook hands with every other veteran