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US Army Fife and Drum Corps Prepares for Inaugurationi
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January 17, 2013 9:29 PM
Last-minute preparations are being made all accross the Washington, D.C. area for Monday's presidential inauguration, and it's no different at Fort Meyer, located just across the river in Virginia. It's there that one of the more unique inaugural traditions is headquartered: the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. They wear the same outfits as the Continental Army did during the Revolutionary War, including the Tricorn hats and powdered wigs, and will march in front of President Barack Obama, just as they have for past presidents over the last 50 years. VOA's Brian Allen brings us their story, in their own words.

US Army Fife and Drum Corps Prepares for Inauguration

Published January 17, 2013

Last-minute preparations are being made all accross the Washington, D.C. area for Monday's presidential inauguration, and it's no different at Fort Meyer, located just across the river in Virginia. It's there that one of the more unique inaugural traditions is headquartered: the United States Army Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps. They wear the same outfits as the Continental Army did during the Revolutionary War, including the Tricorn hats and powdered wigs, and will march in front of President Barack Obama, just as they have for past presidents over the last 50 years. VOA's Brian Allen brings us their story, in their own words.


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