Today is Veterans' Day. This is the day in which we honor all those men and women who have given everything to maintain the freedom we have today in the free world.
|Me, 1958 DHS Marching Band - Sousaphone player|
|Me, Army Recruit 1960|
This is a day that is not only celebrated here in the United States but other free world countries like Canada, where this day is called Remembrance Day. Just a few minutes ago I called Pat and he was at a Remembrance Day ceremony.
|And just where do you think I got my inspiration for a beard? John Phillip Sousa of course!|
I am not at a formal ceremony today but I did want to take this time to expressed my gratitude to all those men and women who have sacrificed so much so we can live as free people as we do today.
As a former marching band member, I always choked up when I marched and played John Phillip Sousa's "The Stars and Stripes Forever."
One of my very favorite movies from the Fifties was the movie "Stars and Stripes Forever" which was a biography of John Phillip Sousa, played by Clifton Webb.