The best 4th of July for me was the year the troops came back from Operation Desert Storm and we had a huge welcoming celebration on the National Mall in D.C., which included the Vietnam Era veterans. When the military bands play patriotic songs and use artillery blast for drums, it is something special.
At a command change ceremony on Fort Gordon last month, I realized that I had been sleeping on the Army Song, which is rather good. Which military branch song is best in your opinion? In this area, we are partial to the Marine hymn. While eating your brats and pull pork this weekend, we must remember troops in the field.
Yes, “Air Force Blue” is the newer official song but “Wild Blue Yonder” is much better. I still like my old blog post about miltary and music.