Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Sunset Parade

Marc's dad and brother are visiting us for a couple of days since Jerry (brother) has so much leave for the 4th. Tonight we went to the Marine Corps Sunset Parade at Iwo Jima. We were walking around, looking for a spot to put our chairs and this really nice Master Sergeant comes up to us and escorts us into the VIP area. We were pretty thrilled. We got cushy, front row seats with a view. For those who don't know, the Marine Corps does two parades a week during the summer....Tuesday nights at Iwo Jima Marine Corps Memorial and Friday nights at Eighth and I Marine Barracks. Tonight we got to see the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps and the Silent Drill Team. Now, I'm way more interested in the Silent Drill seeing as how I did 10 years of marching and playing on my own. I have one complaint though.....the Drum and Bugle Corps played Sousa's Stars and Stripes Forever.....without any piccolos! I'm sorry, maybe I'm biased because I am a piccolo player, but you just can't have that song with out piccolos.... All in all, a good night.


wirrek said...

Totally unamerican to play stars and stripes without piccolos!

Andee said...

Iwo Jima is my favorite monument in all of Washington. I am so jealous that you got to see the parade there!