Lt. Dan Band Plays The 69th Armory
This night had a little bit of everything. It gave you a chance to talk to our defenders of our nation and personally thank them for putting their lives on the line for our freedoms that so many of us take for granted and to honor the ones who have fallen on behalf of this great nation. Even though our inept President cannot even pronounce corpsman properly with all his intellect and ivy league status please remember that the citizens of this nation DO respect you and are extremely thankful. The King of New York attended Donald Trump with his lovely wife and the Master of ceremonies was none other than Mr. Guardian Angels himself Curtis Sliwa.
Boy can the man in the beret give a helluva speech. He has taken alot in his personal life and always has come out of it with his principles intact. It isn’t often the man in red is given his due. Now currently at the mike on the morning drive at 970 WOR Curtis takes on the issues of the day with that workman-like perspective. Being politically active as I am I always see Curtis at the important rallys and when asked is the first to get up and gin up the troops. He has taken on everything from the Gambino Crime Family to The Building Trades and has always behaved with bravery and poise.
It was so great to hear the Lt. Dan Band. These guys were playing all my songs. My girlfriend (who is much younger than I ) didn’t know most of the tunes he was covering but those tunes brought me back. As my mind wondered during the songs and being surrounded by all these military “toys of war” it really impacts you and suddenly it becomes real for you. People are on foreign soil and are losing their lives. So when the Commander N Chief fails to pronounce the rank “Corpsman”not once or twice but 4x it puts a knot in my gut for these kids that the man in charge of the entire country thinks so little of them. That’s for another day and another blog.
Another person who has been in the news as of late was there was Debra Burlingame. She has been a warrior princess against the possiblity of putting KSM and Co. on trial in civilian court in downtown Manhattan with all the rights that you and I now have. Debra lost a brother in the attacks and ever since has fought for the rights of 911 families everywhere. She is a beautiful woman in and out of the public eye and it was great to see her.
Still you gotta love big time actor Gary Sinese. He was having the time of his life up there and at the end of the story I have some excellent clips of him on video. Check them out!