The family of fallen marine inquired about a bagpiper in Warrenton OR. Warrenton OR is just north of Seaside. It is a bit of a commute from Portland but I am willing and able to commute most any places. Additionally, I feel truly honored to bagpiper at a military wake. My step dad is a retired military professional and I am forever grateful to the men and women serving in the US military.
This particular service was held at the Ocean View Cemetery. I arrived 30 minutes prior to the start of the graveside service. As usual, I found a spot approximately 30 yards from the people were gathering. This is the ideal distance because it’s not to overpowering but yet can the full effect can be felt. The family requested Scotland the Brave and Amazing Grace, two of the usual favorites both asked for and suggested by on my end.
In all the Service was less than 30 minutes because the full service took place earlier that day. Scotland the Brave was played to open the service and Amazing Grace was played to complete the service. Thank you for inviting me to perform bagpipes in Warrenton.