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The 26th

Yankee Division

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In 1976, former members of local civilian drum and bugle corps were enlisted into the 26 ID band, joining band members of similar experience.    More >  

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Army Bands provide music throughout the spectrum of military operations to instill in our soldiers the will to fight and win, foster the support of our citizens, and promote our national interests at home and abroad."


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Our Lasting Memories

The 26th Infantry Division Band was deactivated 1 Sep 93 along with the 26th Infantry Division. A colorful ceremony was held 28 Aug 93 at the Massachusetts State house , followed by the retiring of the colors on the Boston Common. Along with the Colors of the 26th Division, the Band's own colors were retired and its music thus faded into the annals of America's military history. Herein, we hope to recall fond memories of the members and friends of the 26th Division Band, the "Spirit of the YD".


"Musical Spirit of the Yankee Division"

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377 Years of Service
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