Kudos to Ted Lehmann, bluegrass blogger extraordinaire, for shooting and posting this video from the Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival a week ago.
He captured US Navy Band Country Current performing their popular service anthems medley, which is a high point of all their shows. The guys put aside inter-service rivalries to salute all members of the military in this collection of instrumental bluegrass versions of their songs.
Whenever they perform this number, the band asks current or former members of each branch to rise and be recognized when their anthem is played.
All the members of Country Current are enlisted members of the US Navy, stationed in the DC area. Former members include Frank Solivan and Wayne Taylor, plus banjo legend Bill Emerson who help start the group in 1973.