May 17 event honors service members
The West Point Band will present a concert in honor of Armed Forces Day on Sunday, May 17, at 2 p.m. in Eisenhower Hall Theatre, honoring dedicated service members. This concert is free and open to the public.
On Aug. 31, 1949, Secretary of Defense Louis Johnson announced the creation of an Armed Forces Day to replace separate Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force Days. The West Point Band, under the baton of its commander, Lt. Col. Andrew J. Esch, will thank military members for their patriotic service.
Established in 1817, the West Point Band is the Army’s oldest musical organization and continues to provide world-class music to educate, train and inspire the Corps of Cadets and to serve as ambassadors of the U.S. Military Academy and the Army to local, national and international communities.
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