Colorado first responders headed to France for D-Day pipe and drum performances
ARVADA, Colo. -- The Colorado Emerald Society Pipe Band will soon be performing at ceremonies honoring the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France. Their instruments evoke the sound of reverence and respect, so it is hard to imagine a more appropriate gig for the band. "The tone just kind of runs through you. You know, it's solemn. Most people associate [bagpipes] with a funeral. That's usually the only time that most people hear them," said Mike West, the band's pipe major.