San Francisco: Tian Guo Marching Band Warmly Received in Veteran's Day Parade
(Minghui.org) The Tian Guo Marching Band was invited to participate in the recent Veterans' Day Parade in San Francisco on November 10, 2019.
The Tian Guo Marching Band was invited to participate in San Francisco's Veteran's Day Parade on November 10, 2019.Thousands of spectators lined the streets as the Tian Guo Marching Band passed by.People warmly applauded and took photos of the Tian Guo Marching Band.The Tian Guo Marching Band passes by Fisherman's Wharf.The Tian Guo Marching Band passes by the observation stage.
The parade kicked off at 11 a.m., near San Francisco's scenic Fisherman's Wharf. The parade departed from Embarcadero Avenue and headed towards Jefferson Street. In addition to the US Navy, Army, and Air Force bands, a variety of bands and flag teams participated. Tens of thousands of people lined the parade route.
The Tian Guo Marching Band performed Falun Dafa Is Good, Sacred Song, and Triumph. Spectators greeted the band with warm applause. Many took photos.
Host: “They are outstanding”
Wallace Levin, the host organizer of the parade, remarked, “The Tian Guo Marching Band is great! They are outstanding. Their performance is graceful. Their costumes are nice. I hope they come again next year.”
Retired judge Quentin Kopp from San Francisco, is a Korean War Veteran. He was invited to view the parade from the observation stage. He said, “The Tian Guo Marching Band is the best band. They are professional and spend a lot of time rehearsing. I admire them.”
US Army Colonel: I am Happy to See Falun Gong here.
US Army Colonel Doug Bullard said that every year this event is a reminder about those who contribute to freedom. Speaking of the Tian Guo Marching Band, he said, “They are very good. I am very happy to see Falun Gong here. We appreciate their performance.”
Terry Murphy, Vice Commander and Service Officer of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8063, participates in the Veterans Day parade every year. He said that Veteran's Day is international and that it is a time to thank the soldiers for their dedication.
As he watched the Tian Guo Marching Band pass the observation stage, Commander Murphy said, “The Falun Gong team is awesome. I like them. Their performance is great!” He added, “I support Falun Gong. I admire their cause.”