The Navajo Nation Band at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy Facebook/Joyc Becenti)

The Navajo Nation Band at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington, D.C. (Photo courtesy Facebook/Joyc Becenti)

Navajo Nation Band Enjoys Sites of Washington, D.C.

The Navajo Nation Band was invited to march in the inauguration parade on January 21 and is seen here at the Iwo Jima Memorial in Washington, D.C.

About 85 members of the band traveled to D.C. for President Barack Obama’s second inaugural parade.

“I am very proud of the Navajo Nation Band on their selection to the inaugural parade,” said Navajo Nation President Ben Shelly, in a press release. “Our Navajo people hold many talents and to play their musical instruments, before the President of the United States, is a honor and privilege.”

The band, once known as the Navajo Tribal Band, also marched in the inaugural parades for President John F. Kennedy in 1961 and President Richard M. Nixon in 1973, Anne Minard previously reported.

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