Land of the Free and Home of the Brave

Veterans and their families were treated to a special concert of the Indianapolis Municipal Band on Sunday, as part of a Veteran’s Day remembrance at the museum.  Very impressive, in that the guest conductor was Colonel L. Bryan Shelburne, Jr. commander of The U.S. Army Band “Pershing’s Own”.  He was only the sixth appointee to serve as leader and commander of that band since the band’s formation in 1922.  So, as the band played the familiar military and patriotic songs we all know so well, you got such a sense of history, that he was part of so many performances to so many important heads of state over the past 18 years.

Another very special part of the museum’s remembrance, is a huge community board of donated photos of veterans from across the state.  Many folks stopped by to see their loved ones and remember.