US Army Blues Perform For Salisbury Folk Festival To Honor 9/11 Victims
SALISBURY, Md. – While Salisbury is celebrating its Folk Festival Saturday, the festival has also taken time out to remember those who were lost on 9/11.
The US Army Blues band performed out on the Tidal Health Stage this afternoon, playing a collection of both somber and upbeat jazz numbers.
They also played the national anthem to celebrate the heroism of the men and women who served in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and allow for the freedom and fun of a folk festival to take place with their sacrifice.
“The US Army Blues is the premier jazz ensemble of US Army all the members are active service members as well as musicians they are dedicated both through serving the nation through music and by telling the story of America’s army,” said Salisbury Mayor Jake Day.
Mayor Day tells us he was thrilled that they were able to get the Us Army Blues to perform.
The band often performs for the white house, or for congress in our nation’s capital.
Mayor Day says he’s glad they chose Salisbury to make sure the memory of those lost on 9/11 stays alive.
He says even though the Folk Festival is an upbeat event he wanted to be sure to acknowledge and pay respect for those who were taken from their families too soon.