A very busy (and special) weekend on tap for the members of the Wake and District pipe band.
For the 9th year in a row, members of the band will be attending the annual National Fallen Firefighters Memorial Weekend in Emmitsburg, MD. This special Weekend honors the service and sacrifice of the families of fallen firefighters. New survivors will have the opportunity to meet fire service survivors from across the country, share experiences, make lasting friendships, and begin to look ahead. It’s a time for pipe bands across North America to come together to honor their fallen comrades through music.
Our hearts go out to the families of these fallen firefighters. They’ve become members of a fraternity no one seeks to join. These heroes are no longer with us. But we can tell you in our hearts, we will always remember and be grateful for your husband, your wife, your mother, your father, your sister, your brother, your daughter, your son. We will make sure that their names and their memories live on in the hearts, minds, and souls of our community for generations to come. This is our commitment to you. This is our duty —- For Our Fallen.
On Saturday – the band will be performing at the USO of North Carolina Salute to Freedom Gala in Durham, NC. This is an evening of military pageantry as the USO honors heroes from each branch of service in North Carolina. Two outstanding community members will be honored for their unwavering support of the USO of North Carolina and our military. We are privileged to participate.
“We owe this freedom of choice and action to those men and women in uniform who have served this nation and its interests in time of need. In particular, we are forever indebted to those who have given their lives that we might be free.” President Ronald Reagan
We play for you.
In the name of God and Country.
To honor our comrades.
For dignity. For honor. For righteousness’ sake.
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