Illuminations, Epiphanies, & Reflections
|I love a parade; I really
do. And I love bands, too. But, I don't mean parades like
the spectacles put on by Macy's each Thanksgiving--although they're
pretty neat to see in person. And, I don't mean high school band
competitions with overblown drumlines and streamer- waving dance
teams--yes, I've been a band parent. No, I mean that I love
military parades with military bands playing military music. I
never had a duty in the Army I enjoyed more than serving as the
Commander of Troops during a retirement parade or change of command
However, even more than military band music, I love army songs .
. . war songs . . . songs of liberty . . . songs of the American
soldier. And, that's what is here.
A word of
caution, of course, is in order. While the text
throughout the site is my own and may be freely quoted or paraphrased
by anyone who provides proper credit and citation, many of the images
and music on these pages were not created by me, and they may well be
copyrighted. I am only using these files for my own personal
edification, study, review, and critical analysis, which I believe is
permissible within current intellectual property law. I cannot
give permission for anyone to copy them or download them; it is up to
any potential user to determine if their actions with regard to these
files are permissible.