On Thursday, 30 July 2015 Wake and District was once again honored to send a piper to participate at a promotional ceremony for the Raleigh Fire Department. CONGRATULATIONS to all those promoted – we wish you tremendous success as you begin a new chapter in your career with the the Fire Department. Photos from the event by Mike Legeros can be seen here.
The tradition of bagpipes played at fire department ceremonies in the United States goes back over one hundred fifty years. When the Irish and Scottish immigrated to this country, they brought many of their traditions with them. One of these was the bagpipe. While more traditionally recognized in larger cities like New York and Chicago — Wake and District has been proud to share this tradition with the Raleigh Fire Department since our formation in 2006.
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