Army Spirit bivouacs in Rochester, N.Y.

By Tom ManiSeptember 9, 2008

Soldiers just arrived from Fort McNair, D.C., look out over the Genesee River in Rochester, N.Y. The Old Guard and the U.S. Army Band will perform for audiences at the Blue Cross Arena Friday and Saturday. Spirit of America, a live-action and multi-media retelling of American history from the Soldier's point of view, will go on to Worcester, Mass., after Rochester.
1 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers just arrived from Fort McNair, D.C., look out over the Genesee River in Rochester, N.Y. The Old Guard and the U.S. Army Band will perform for audiences at the Blue Cross Arena Friday and Saturday. Spirit of America, a live-action and multi-media retelling of American history from the Soldier's point of view, will go on to Worcester, Mass., after Rochester. (Photo Credit: Tom Mani) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Jared Keyworth descends to the floor of the Blue Cross Arena during "tech-in" of rappeling sequences for the Military District of Washington's production of Spirit of America. The show opens at the end of the week drawing audiences that have requested tickets for the free Army show. Keyworth is with A Company, 4th Bn., 3rd U.S. Infatntry Regiment (The Old Guard).
2 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Jared Keyworth descends to the floor of the Blue Cross Arena during "tech-in" of rappeling sequences for the Military District of Washington's production of Spirit of America. The show opens at the end of the week drawing audiences that have requested tickets for the free Army show. Keyworth is with A Company, 4th Bn., 3rd U.S. Infatntry Regiment (The Old Guard). (Photo Credit: Tom Mani) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Patrick Serfling of the Old Guard's Caisson Platoon introduces Klimper and Wyatt to a horse lover who stopped by the indoor paddock at Rochester, NY.'s Blue Cross Arena, where the horses will take part in the pageantry of Spirit of America following final rehearsals and set up.
3 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Patrick Serfling of the Old Guard's Caisson Platoon introduces Klimper and Wyatt to a horse lover who stopped by the indoor paddock at Rochester, NY.'s Blue Cross Arena, where the horses will take part in the pageantry of Spirit of America following final rehearsals and set up. (Photo Credit: Tom Mani) VIEW ORIGINAL
Alpha Company 1st Sgt. Noah Edney rappels from the superstructure of the Rochester, N.Y., arena where the Army's Spirit of America will open Friday, Sept. 12, using Soldiers of the Old Guard and the United States Army Band "Persing's
4 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Alpha Company 1st Sgt. Noah Edney rappels from the superstructure of the Rochester, N.Y., arena where the Army's Spirit of America will open Friday, Sept. 12, using Soldiers of the Old Guard and the United States Army Band "Persing's (Photo Credit: Tom Mani) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's Alpha Company, settle in Sept 8 for the bus ride from Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., to Rochester, N.Y., where they will tell the Army story through the Spirit of America show Sept 12 and 13.
5 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment's Alpha Company, settle in Sept 8 for the bus ride from Fort McNair in Washington, D.C., to Rochester, N.Y., where they will tell the Army story through the Spirit of America show Sept 12 and 13. (Photo Credit: Tom Mani) VIEW ORIGINAL
Live action and multimedia segments get sorted out during tech-in preparations for Spirit of America. The show opens in Rochester, N.Y., Sept 12, following weeks of preparation and rehearsal in Washington, D.C., followed by movement of the production to the floor of the Blue Cross Arena.
6 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Live action and multimedia segments get sorted out during tech-in preparations for Spirit of America. The show opens in Rochester, N.Y., Sept 12, following weeks of preparation and rehearsal in Washington, D.C., followed by movement of the production to the floor of the Blue Cross Arena. (Photo Credit: Tom Mani) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers rehearse a scene from Spirit of America's first act during the "tech in" at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, N.Y. Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the Soldiers will depict battle-weary Union Soldiers to audiences in Rochester and Worcester, Mass., this month. Spirit of America is produced for the Army by the Military District of Washington.
7 / 7 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers rehearse a scene from Spirit of America's first act during the "tech in" at Blue Cross Arena, Rochester, N.Y. Members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the Soldiers will depict battle-weary Union Soldiers to audiences in Rochester and Worcester, Mass., this month. Spirit of America is produced for the Army by the Military District of Washington. (Photo Credit: Tom Mani) VIEW ORIGINAL