We met on warm and sunny Saturday morning, May 6, 2006. The reason we came together was for the unveiling of the North Carolina Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Raleigh. Jason Lane, Joe Harwell, Lloyd Johnson, Michael Bishop, Joe Brady, Tony Crawford, Skip Kirkwood and a few others… We were brought together for a service remembering names of fallen heroes.
As names have power, words have power. Words which lit fires in our minds. Words which surrounded us and led to the formation of an organization which would bring piping and drumming quality, culture and tradition to Raleigh — a program which would honor those who sacrifice their lives while serving others; FOR OUR FALLEN would be everything we would stand for.
8 years later, we look back knowing the journey has been a blessing. 2007 was a year if great growth, 2008 was simply amazing, 2009 left us exhausted and fulfilled, little did we know what 2010 would bring, 2011 reminded us what we stand for, 2012 was a year like no other and 2013 brought a rising ride; read our documented history here.
Today we are fortunate to have so like minded people sharing the passion and pride of the pipes and drums. We share a mindset of doing the right things for the right reasons. It’s not easy sometimes – but we stay with each other, happy to be together, sometimes speaking without uttering a single word — choosing to let the music speak for us.
Looking forward we remain focused on future achievement, despite all of our past accomplishments. We take great pride in all our endeavors and realize there is always a higher level of excellence to be achieved. We strive to be humble and grateful for our members, our collective talents and hard work, and the opportunities we have to perform and grow. FOR OUR FALLEN remains as everything we stand for.
Happy birthday Wake and District!
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