Retired Captain James Seavey Sr. passed away this morning at his home after a long and hard-fought battle with cancer. “Jimmy”, as we all called him was the Band’s first appointed Honor Guard Sergeant. Jimmy took on the task of maintaining our flags and equipment needed for the honor guard. Our honor guard plays a very important role to the band as it represents our band motto, “Onóir, Meòraich, Beatha, Greadhan” which is Irish Gaelic for "Honor, Remember, Represent, Celebrate". Jimmy was with the band as it formed back in 2002, lending any kind of support needed. He helped arrange places to practice and whatever behind the scene task needed to be done during an event. Like everything Jimmy had his hands on, he was ALL-IN. Captain Seavey was a legend on the job as well. He mentored everyone who came across his eyes with such a genuine attention to detail. He spent his off days contributing countless hours to Cabin John Park VFD, Maryland State Fireman’s Assoc, Montgomery Co. Fire, International Fire Chiefs, the list just goes on. We could never sum up how much Jimmy Seavey will be missed in a single post. He touched thousands of lives and we are grateful for his friendship and dedication to the band.
Rest Easy Captain James Seavey Sr.
We've got the watch.