West Point Band at AA5 – GreaterPatchogue.com
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West Point Band at AA5 – GreaterPatchogue.com

This summer’s first Alive After Five kicks off Thursday at 5 p.m. in Patchogue Village — and the entire event is being run with the sacrifices our nation’s military members in mind.

A Salute to our Armed Forces is the theme for Thursday’s party.

Taking center stage — or, at least, the stage near Fulton’s Gate on East Main Street — will be the West Point Band, fresh off a recent appearing on Fox & Friends in NYC.

The soldiers assigned to the U.S. Army Recruiting Office in Patchogue have also called in for some military vehicles for people to check out — and maybe take a selfie or two.

We caught up with Staff Sgt. Christopher Harper, Paratrooper, and Staff Sgt. Kevin Lovelace, Air Defense Soldier, last week behind BrickHouse Brewery where they were helping get the stage equipment in order before Thursday.

“Once we realized we would definitely be participating and have a large presence at the festival, that was when we reached out to the West Point Band, and they were available,” Staff Sgt. Harper said.