A Salute to Members of the Armed Forces in North Central Florida
It's National Armed Forces Day.
A special tribute was held in northeast Gainesville to honor our heroes.
The Gainesville POP celebrated "Armed Forces Salute!" at the First United Methodist Church.
The free concert was a tribute to American heroes who serve or have served in the armed forces.
Much of the music played had to deal with the various service bands.
"Well, I'm a Vietnam Vet myself so there is a little tie there. I was in the Air Force and one of the reasons I joined the Air Force was I liked their song the best, rather than the other songs," said associate conductor Gary Langford.
Those in the wind ensemble are professional musicians from all over the Gainesville area.
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