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Here comes the band (and how it happens)

Original post made by Jeb Bing, editor of the Pleasanton Weekly, on Nov 11, 2012

As the announcer for the Tri-Valley's 16th annual Veterans Day parade on Nov. 4, I had the easy job of joining my fellow veterans who put this event together each year by reading from a script that tells me who's passing by the reviewing stand. Well, almost easy. Sometimes, as happened last Sunday, the numbers are a bit askew, telling me to announce the 5-ton truck driven by Camp Parks soldiers when it's really the Daughters of the American Revolution in front of the stand. The P-Town Push Rods in their elegantly restored vintage autos, which I announced, were suddenly interrupted by the Ben Ali Pipes & Drums.

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