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Sousa composed this march at the height of America's involvement in World War I to salute the efforts of the U.S. infantry in that conflict. In the trio, one can hear the percussion beating out a staccato rhythm meant to recall machine gun fire. --James Huff 21:52, March 25, 2007 (EDT) (from the program notes of The Claremont Winds, submitted with permission)