April 25 2009
Viv Hoogland was encouraged to join the Holland Legion Band by long time member, Vic Kleinheksel. With plans to travel to Normandy, France with the American Legion Band from Holland, Michigan, Viv is the only performing member that actually remembers D-Day!
Vic Kleinheksel has played Taps for his family's funeral business since the age of 12. He even played for funerals of fallen World War II soldiers. Vic has only missed marching in the Holland Tulip Time Saturday Parade twice in over 50 years.
For more information about the Holland American Legion Band and their trip to Normandy, France for the 65th Anniversary of the D-Day invasion, vist www.HollandLegionBand.org.
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