Sunday, August 8, 2010

Pipefest Bagpipers strut across the flight deck of Intrepid

Gordon pipers, my Mother's clan
Yesterday the Intrepid hosted a gathering of bagpipers and drummers for the worldwide Pipefest Global Challenge, held simultaneously in Scotland, England, Canada, Hong Kong, and Australia.  The goal of Pipefest is to unite the piping and drumming world in support of veteran and cancer charities worldwide.  Pipers marching on Intrepid supported the efforts of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Foundation.

For more info, click here for Pipefest's website. And for the Intrepid's website coverage of Pipefest, click here.   And, for my YouTube video of these pipers performing "Scotland the Brave", see below.  And ... you can view 125 more of my photos by going to my website, then to "online ordering", then to "client events", then enter password: Pipefest.  Photos will be posted until 9/21/10.

As the bagpipes droned on the Flight Deck, my heart was pounding in my chest, proud to be Scottish through my mother, Moira Gordon, and her father, Jack Gordon of Edinburgh, and her grandfather, the Impressionist painter William Robson of Kircudbright. I still remember seeing my grandfather in his kilt and I have family, still, in Dumfries.  A very proud day and a wonderful assignment!

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