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In his Gettysburg Address, President Lincoln spoke of America’s obligation to repay our debt to those who died in service to our country when he said,  “It is for us the living rather to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain, that this nation under God shall have a new birth of freedom, and that government of the people, by the people, and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.”

They died for liberty – they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless . . . Earth may run red with other wars, but they are at peace. In the midst of battles, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death.

Over the course of the next few days members of Wake & Distrtic will participate in several Veterans Day (#HonoringVets) events including the North Carolina Veterans Day Parade, Military Missions in Action golf tournement and the Johnston County Veterans Day memorial service.

To our brothers and sisters in the band who served, to all of our family, friends, fans and co-workers who served and all those currently serving today – we are forever grateful.  

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