Our Band “Task Force” traveled to Sitka, Alaska, to Honor a War Hero and perform for the Pioneer Bar’s Official Guinness Toast.
The Sitka National Cemetery, under 8 inches of snow, was the scenic gathering place to remember Alaskan Native (Tlingit) Roy D. Bailey with Full Military Honors typical for World War II Heroes. Roy’s story of battlefield heroism, wounds, evasion, survival and resulting 50 year long wait for the appropriate accolades is truly amazing. The SFP&D is very thankful for being allowed to play for this great American.
Pioneer Bar , Guinness Toast
Following the Memorial, the Pioneer Bar was packed for a fun filled night celebrating the Great Guinness Toast. The “Toast” was an idea by Guinness for a world record of numbers of people toasting simultaneously, and started in an Irish pub in Pittsburgh, 1993 and now growing annually.
We send special regards to Lisa, Mary and all the others that Donated so much to make this Event possible. We Love Sitka !