All it took was a wave, a wink and a nod toward President Obama for a Cleveland firefighter to get waived from his marching band.
Drum Major John Coleman reciprocated an acknowledgment from the new president at last week's inaugural parade while marching past him with the Cleveland Firefighter's Memorial Pipes & Drums."He waved and I just gave him a wave and a little nod and moved on," Coleman said yesterday.
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"Unfortunately, John chose to ignore that."Coleman insisted he abided by the rules.There is an instant messaging function on the site that allows members to privately chat with any members of the site who are online, as well as public forums where users can post chats about different topics and a ‘shouts’ page where members of the site can stage an open conversation.Along the top of a site there is a bar that displays profile pictures of other users."I was told it's a military parade and I'm not to salute the President and I did not salute," he said.Trying to minimize the marching band brouhaha, Coleman added: "It was a great honor and I don't want anything to smear the band's image.