Outside of the Drum Corps International Tour, the summer of 1986 was a special one for the Garfield Cadets. The New Jersey corps interrupted its season to perform at the nationally televised celebration of the renovation of the Statue of Liberty on the occasion of the statue’s 100th anniversary. This was a huge, four-day national event with multiple celebrations bringing together big-name music and media stars including President Ronald Reagan and French President François Mitterrand. The Cadets performed on national television the morning of July 4 at New Jersey’s Liberty State Park, with the nearby Statue of Liberty towering behind them.
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