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What came next.

With some momentum from 2020...we hoped for significant changes in 2021. Sadly, the changes didn't quite come to fruition. While we made...

Boxing Day.

Today is Boxing Day; a holiday celebrated after Christmas Day, occurring on the second or third day of Christmastide. Though it...

Why Bagpipes?

The tradition of bagpipes and drums played at fire department and police department funerals in the United States of America goes back...

The Barren Rocks of Aden.

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝘽𝙖𝙧𝙧𝙚𝙣 𝙍𝙤𝙘𝙠𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝘼𝙙𝙚𝙣: This march is associated with the Gordon Highlanders Regiment, because it is played for...

Judged.

In response to some questions from outside the pipe band circle, we thought it might be helpful/interesting to provide some information...

Instruments of War.

In the photo above, Bud Hansen leads a group of USMC pipers with his drum, June 16th 1943. Northern Ireland There are various accounts of...

Independence.

We wouldn’t even think about trying to compete with a fireworks display, especially on the Fourth of July. So instead – we will reflect...

Haters.

Haters, bullies, mean people…they all have one thing in common…they all suffer from one of the following: They hate themselves, They want...

Lest we forget.

April 25th is Anzac Day – a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand, originally commemorated by both countries every...

A Folded Flag.

What is the importance of a folded flag? Most people who see this picture, see a folded flag and think nothing of it. To the family of a...

The Flyover.

The Police Funeral Flyby -- one of the most solemn and honorable duties for the police aviator... The first funeral flyover of aircraft...

Taps.

Of all the military bugle calls, none is so easily recognizable or more stirring and able to render emotion than Taps. Up until the Civil...

The Bells Rang.

On March 13, 1996, a man walked into the Dunblane (Scotland) Primary School armed with several guns. He fired his weapons 109 times...

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