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Picture 1: another picture with friends! The one in the middle is Seth (trumpet), the one with the bass drum harness is Charlie (my little bro), above him is Josh (trumpet), I’m obviously holding the camera, and the one over my shoulder is Zee (flute) this was before the parade, at like 9:00 in the morning, we were all pumped!!

Picture 2: band bus! There are too many people to list here, but I thought I’d post to show what a little bit of the band looks like. The drumline was in a different bus and I was behind the color guard, plus some people still weren’t on the bus. This was after the parade, so we all look a bit pooped out :P

Picture 3: our resident sousaphone player! He wasn’t at the parade yesterday because his boss is unpleasant, but he was here today! He’s a good friend of mine, his name is Gene :)

That’s all folks! I have more pictures but I don’t want to clog your dashes, so maybe I’ll post them later :)

Happy Memorial Day, remember to thank a veteran for their service!

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Happy Memorial Day!

1.  Sailors with rifles at attention on Woodward near the Detroit Opera House (Campus Martius). Sailors staging cannon drill for the crowd. Soldiers or marines behind, with mounted officers. Sign for Michell’s drugstore, Wright, Kay, & Co. Jewelers, National Loan & Investment Co., Hamlyn & Fordyce Real Estate, Victor Cash Register Co., L.A. Smith Co., Mills & Gibb. War memorial on traffic island. Handwritten on mat front: “7.” Handwritten on mat back: “Decoration Day, 1895." 

2. Mounted officers in parade on Woodward past the Detroit Opera House (Campus Martius). Military band follows. Sign for Michell’s drugstore, Wright, Kay, & Co. Jewelers, National Loan & Investment Co., Hamlyn & Fordyce Real Estate, Victor Cash Register Co., L.A. Smith Co., Mills & Gibb. War memorial on traffic island. Handwritten on mat front: "2.” Handwritten on mat back: “Decoration Day, 1895.”

3. Sailors with rifles marching on Woodward past the Detroit Opera House (Campus Martius). Soldiers or marines marching behind, with mounted officers. Sign for Michell’s drugstore, Wright, Kay, & Co. Jewelers, National Loan & Investment Co., Hamlyn & Fordyce Real Estate, Victor Cash Register Co., L.A. Smith Co., Mills & Gibb. War memorial on traffic island. Handwritten on mat front: “6.” Handwritten on mat back: “Decoration Day, 1895.”

4. Uniformed soldiers marching on Woodward past the Detroit Opera House (Campus Martius). Mounted officers, including one facing spectators. Sign for Michell’s drugstore, Wright, Kay, & Co. Jewelers, National Loan & Investment Co., Hamlyn & Fordyce Real Estate, Victor Cash Register Co., L.A. Smith Co., Mills & Gibb. War memorial on traffic island. Handwritten on mat front: “3.” Handwritten on mat back: “Decoration Day, 1895." 

5. Militia with rifles marching on Woodward past the Detroit Opera House (Campus Martius). Not in uniform. Marines and sailors lined up on near curb; carriages behind. Sign for Michell’s drugstore, Wright, Kay, & Co. Jewelers, National Loan & Investment Co., Hamlyn & Fordyce Real Estate, Victor Cash Register Co., L.A. Smith Co., Mills & Gibb. War memorial on traffic island. Handwritten on mat front: "8.” Handwritten on mat back: “Decoration Day, 1895.”

6. Marine band marching on Woodward past the Detroit Opera House (Campus Martius). Marines marching behind; sailors lined up on curb. Sign for Michell’s drugstore, Wright, Kay, & Co. Jewelers, National Loan & Investment Co., Hamlyn & Fordyce Real Estate, Victor Cash Register Co., L.A. Smith Co., Mills & Gibb. War memorial on traffic island. Handwritten on mat front: “11.” Handwritten on mat back: “Decoration Day, 1895." 

7.  Military band marching on Woodward past the Detroit Opera House (Campus Martius). Sailors marching with rifles, officers marching with them. Sign for Michell’s drugstore, Wright, Kay, & Co. Jewelers, National Loan & Investment Co., Hamlyn & Fordyce Real Estate, Victor Cash Register Co., L.A. Smith Co., Mills & Gibb. War memorial on traffic island. Handwritten on mat front: "5.” Handwritten on mat 

  • Courtesy of the Burton Historical Collection, Detroit Public Library