Washington DC Cherry Blossom Festival- Joint Service Drill Exhibition | The DrillMaster

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Through poor planning, this video was posted on January 9, 2014, indicating the Festival had already happened- or at least that the 2014 Joint Service Drill Exhibition (JSDE) had happened.   Have no fear! According to the National Cherry Blossom Festival website, the festival dates for 2014 are Thursday, March 20 through Sunday, April 13. “Great!” you say, “But when is the JSDE?” I don’t know. I sent an information request for the JSDE14 to the Old Guard public Affairs and no reply as of yet, but we just finished Christmas and New Year, so let’s wait for everyone to get settled into their offices again and catch up on email and work and see what happens! HistoryThe Marine Corps won the first competition years ago when it was held inside a shopping center (if I’m not mistaken). You can see brief videos of that on YouTube. There was a long hiatus and the competition started back up, this time in front of the Jefferson Memorial. The JSDE is now held at the Lincoln Memorial. Drill

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