NYPD marching band performs at inauguration for first time in 25 years
For the first time in 25 years, Washington's inaugural celebration got a little help from the NYPD band, which practices in the Bronx.
The NYPD Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Band braved the near freezing temperatures to help celebrate the swearing in of President George W. Bush. The band marched nearly two miles, performing American and Irish songs before a crowd of more than 100,000 people. Members say they believe being invited to the parade was a way for the president to show his appreciation after September 11th.
For some of the members, it will be the second inaugural parade. Some marched after former President Ronald Reagan was sworn in. Although the band is best known for playing at the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade, it also performs all over the world.