U.S. Army Field Band to perform "Salute to America" at Greenfield Village this week

The United States Army Field Band is gearing up to perform a Salute to America concert at Greenfield Village

The band will play at the village from 6 to 10 p.m. on June 30, and July 1-3. For more information on the event, visit TheHenryFord.org.

"It's literally the birth of our nation and something that the U.S. military is directly tied to," said Staff Sgt. Scott Devereaux of the band. "We're honored to be here honoring veterans and performing for this country's citizens."

Devereaux said music in the military goes as far back as the army's existance, such as during the Revolutionary War when musicians used music to give signals on the battlefield.