Kevin Jordan, trumpet
Melinda Coffey Armstead, piano & organ
Chapel Concertino for Veterans’ Day
Heroic Marches . . . Georg Philipp Telemann (1681-1767)
1. La Majesté
2. La. Grâce
3. La Vaillance
Peaceful World . . . Gilles Rocha (b. 1988)
Musical Tribute to Veterans
The Marines’ Hymn . . . anonymous
The Wild Blue Yonder . . . Robert Crawford
Semper Paratus (Always Ready) . . . Capt. Francis Van Loskerck, U.S.C.G.
Caisson Song . . . U.S. Army song
Anchors Aweigh . . . Capt. Alfred Miles, U.S.N. and Chas. A. Zimmerman
Current and former members of the military are invited to stand when their march is played.
Toccata for trumpet and organ . . . Giambattista Martini (1706-1784)
Heroic Marches: 12. La Réjouissance . . . G. P. Telemann
Veterans Day means a lot in my family. My brother and his son both served in the Marine Corps. My father (who died in 2007, age 87) and his three brothers all served in the Pacific in WWII. Only three came home. My Dad joined the Navy in 1937, a skinny kid of 17 from east Texas who weighed in just under the limit when he went to enlist. The recruiter told him to go around the corner, buy a bunch of bananas, eat them all and come back in an hour. He did, and spent the next 30 years of his life serving in submarines (18 years), surface ships (6), and in charge of commissary stores (6). When he graduated as an officer from supply corps school in 1957 a photo was taken in his beautiful new white dress uniform that we proudly displayed in our home. Today I bring it to our “Table of Honor” and invite you to bring a framed photo of your loved one in uniform to join him there. These are our true heroes, whom we can never repay except by the love in our memory of them. We are indeed the lucky ones.