PHOTO GALLERY PAGE 1
Roger Cooper shows a future recruit the intricacies
of the Brown Bess musket
Must be a low flying British plane in the area.
Impromptu manual of arms
Don't try this at home - priming the pan involves
ripping open paper cartridges with your teeth. Yum!
Before loading, it's good to run the ramrod down
the barrel to make sure there's not a load in there already.
Our youngest recruit, Trey Johnson, gets a quick
refresher in being a flag bearer for the National Colors.
Waiting for the official ribbon-cutter to start us
And they're off!
Looks like Trey learned the lesson well.
The pied (or is it pie-eyed) pipers have emptied the
Here's one that's not in many drill manuals. When
the parade marshall signalled a shift from street to sidewalk,
we did a - what else? "Column of files to the right by twos
from the center, MARCH"
And of course the official starting gun(s) of the
walk, captured by a local news photographer.