Harry Paul remembered playing the same location back in the 1940s.
But the site had changed. Dramatically.
“We played when there was nothing here,” he said. “Just dirt.”
Paul performed with the Armenian-American Citizen League Band back then. On Jan. 17, Paul and members of the Sounds of Freedom band brought their instruments and provided the soundtrack to the flag raising at the California Armenian Home’s $45 million expansion, dubbed The Vineyards. The dirt was gone. In its place was a meticulously designed grounds around a facility that likely has exceeded the dreams of the original founders.