Last night, I witnessed one of THE most spectacular patriotic presentations I have ever seen in my life!!
My family attended the U.S. Army's "Spirit of America" program and we were blown away by the extravagant sets, costumes, live animals, extraordinary musicians and singers, drill teams, soldiers, multi-media presentations, etc. I am at a loss for words to describe what we saw, heard and felt last night.
The tickets were free. The place was packed. Our country's history was presented in living color. The Department of the Army completely outdid themselves. It was so moving it is still hard to describe.
In the first hour, we were taken back to the days of the Continental Congress and brought right up to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. There were hundreds of veterans in the audience and I hope they felt honored by what they saw and heard last night. We sang patriotic songs that brought all of us to our feet. We were moved to tears. We cheered and cheered. We celebrated America and what it means to be an American in a grand way. It was awesome!!
SPIRIT OF AMERICA Cast
The Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps
Official Escort to the President
U.S Army Drill Team
The U.S. Army Orchestra
The orchestra opened the show and in the second hour of the presentation, we enjoyed outstanding music from The U.S. Army Band (Pershing's Own), The U.S. Army Band Downrange (contemporary group) and The U.S. Army Concert Band. I wonder if the Navy and the Air Force have a show like this? I'd love to get a glimpse of America's history through their eyes.
Kudos to all the parents and teachers who brought their children to this program. It was truly outstanding!
Until next time...