Salute to U.S. Armed Forces

The Marching Chiefs tugged at the heart strings of parade onlookers with their medley of U.S. Armed Forces themed-songs in two local parades.

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  • Hopatcong Marching Chiefs. (Photo by Ulla Vinkman)

  • The Hopatcong Marching Chiefs invoke feelings of patriotism among parade attendees as they play a medley of U.S. Armed Forces songs in honor of those who died serving in the United States Military. The Marching Chiefs performed in several Memorial Day parades this weekend. (Photo by Ulla Vinkman)

The Hopatcong Marching Chiefs performed a salute to the Armed Forces at two Memorial Day celebrations this past weekend. The first was for their hometown community in Hopatcong on Saturday, May 25. The second was for the joint Stanhope and Netcong parade on Monday, May, 27. Parade attendees clapped along and applauded in salute to the U.S. Military as the marching band performed a medley of U.S. Armed Forces theme songs. Senior Jen Coulman played moving renditions of Taps at both ceremonies following rifle salutes.

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