The purpose of this letter is to thank The Advocate-Messenger and Centre College for the grand treat of bringing the President's Own United States Marine Band to Danville. Also, astonishingly there was no charge for the performance.
Norton Center was totally packed. Called "a band now judged by experts to be the best the world has ever produced" by Time magazine, it lived up to its reputation.
It made me so proud to be an American. The patriotism displayed was phenomenal! The American spirit lives on despite all the trials and tribulations going on in the world. When they played "The Star Spangled Banner" everyone stood with one hand over heart and you could have heard a pin drop.