Class Notes

The Sunset Parade

August 22, 2013

At the invitation of the Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James F. Amos, Tim Day was the Guest of Honor at the Sunset Parade on May 28th, 2013 in Washington DC at the Marine Corps War Memorial. “The Sunset Parade is a universal symbol of the professionalism, discipline and esprit de corps of the United State Marines. Since its inception, the Sunset Parade has become a unique, patriotic tradition of the Corps. It is an elaborate performance featuring the Marine Drum and Bugle Corps, and the precision rifle handling of the Marine Silent Drill Platoon.” Fellow ‘55ers at the event were Pat O’Donnell, son of Emmett “Rosie” O’Donnell, Jr., a four-star general who led the first B-29 Superfortress attack against Tokyo during World War II, and Major General Barclay Wellman, Commanding General of the 98th Infantry Training Division, U.S. Army Reserve (1988-1992).

Tom L’Esperance

Class of 1955