Post 8 Honors Veterans in Folger Park – Photo Essay

The Marine Drum and Bugle Corp, under the direction of Major Brian Dix

The Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, under the direction of Major Brian Dix opened today’s ceremony to honor veterans in Capitol Hill’s Folger Park.  The event was organized by Post 8 at 3rd and C Streets, SE, which can be seen in the background. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

The Horn Section

Parade Rest

Parade Rest

Major Brian Dix, Director

Major Brian Dix, Director, Marine Drum and Bugle Corps

Present Arms!

Presentation of Colors.  Present Arms.

Vets

Vets

Vets

Vets

A Crowd of Nearly 200 Veterans and Those Who Expressed Their Appreciation for Their Service Attended Today's Ceremony in Folger Park

A crowd of more than 200 Veterans and those expressing appreciation for Their service attended today’s Ceremony in Folger Park

Among Those in Attendance:  Councilmember Tommy Wells

Among those in attendance:  Councilmember Tommy Wells

Post 8 Vice Commander David Sheldon Presents A United States Flag Flown Over the US Capitol in His Honor to Retiring Major Brian Dix

Post 8 Vice Commander David Sheldon presents a United States Flag flown over the US Capitol to honor Retiring Major Brian Dix

Guest Speaker Admiral Mark Rich:  "Veterans of Valley Forge Gave Us Our Country - Veterans of Today Preserve It."

Guest Speaker Admiral Mark Rich, Commandant, Naval District, Washington: “Veterans of Valley Forge gave us our country – veterans of today preserve It.”

Taps

Taps

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2 responses to “Post 8 Honors Veterans in Folger Park – Photo Essay

  1. Glad you recorded this, Larry… thanks!

  2. Wendy Blair

    It was a moving neighborhood commemoration and service. Lovely sunny day. Thrilling music. Thank you, Larry.