National Monument to U.S. Military Musicians
A proposal is underway to secure a National Monument to U.S. Military Musicians.
This historic undertaking will present to the American People a shrine dedicated to those who served in our Armed Forces as Musicians.
From the American Revolution to the present day, military musicians have provided duty calls, signals, cadence on the march, concerts and esprit de corps for millions here in The United States of America and abroad.
The monument will consist of statuary and an interpretive station housing a collection of uniforms, musical instruments and accoutrements.
Also, a database of military musicians is being compiled to include all who served in such capacity.
One location being considered is Governor’s Island, NYC. The island’s Fort Columbus served as a "School of Practice for U.S.A. Field Musicians" prior to and during the Civil War. Other possible locations are the Newport Barracks, KY and The Mall in Washington, D.C.
All profits from the sale of “Kilted Warriors” and subsequent related recordings will be used to assist in funding this project. As the project develops, donations from private and public sources will also be gratefully accepted.