FRIDAY FOTO (August 7, 2020)

August 6, 2020 at 11:53 pm 2 comments

A Lot of Brass.

Friday Evening Parade 07.24.2020

 (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Gunnery Sgt. John Jackson)

Buglers with the U.S. Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, conduct a fanfare during a Friday Evening Parade at the Marine Barracks in Washington, D.C. on July 24, 2020.

Located near Capitol Hill, the Barracks at 8th and I Streets is the oldest post in the Corps.  The drum and bugle corps is known as “The Commandant’s Own,” and the host for the evening was, in fact,  the 38th Commandant of the Marine Corps, General David H. Berger. Virginia congressman Rob Wittman, the ranking Republican on the House Seapower and Projection Forces subcommittee, was the guest of honor.

Formed in 1934 to augment the United States Marine Band, “The President’s Own,” the drum and bugle corps performs martial and popular music for hundreds of thousands of spectators each year.

The photo of these musical Marines is among the few on the Defense Department website of personnel who are NOT wearing masks. After all, it is hard to toot your horn wearing a face covering.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. a gray  |  August 7, 2020 at 3:25 am

    No trip to D.C. is complete without attendance at a Friday Evening Parade.

    Reply
  • 2. John M. Doyle  |  August 7, 2020 at 12:04 pm

    You know, I’ve lived in the DC area since 1989 and still haven’t made it to one yet. But it’s on my to-do-list. Thanks for the “like.”

    Reply

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