And "G.I. Jive" is mentioned quite frequently these days because in a little more than a week the National D-Day Memorial is hosting a unique fundraising event called (as you might have guessed) "G.I. Jive". Our G.I. Jive will take place on Saturday, February 9th from 6:30pm-11:00pm at the Elks National Home in Bedford, VA. The evening event promises to provide guests with a night full of food, fun, and fancy footwork. The event includes jiving Big Band sounds, a silent auction, and a fabulous dinner - everything you need for a night of vintage, 40s-style elegance and all to benefit the National D-Day Memorial.
If you'd like to join us for our G.I. Jive 1940s Dance, tickets are on sale now, but quantities are limited. Tickets are $65.00 each or $120.00 per couple, and they may be purchased by calling the National D-Day Memorial Foundation office at (540)586-DDAY!
*** As an aside, G.I. Jive was also the name of an armed forces radio show that played song requests from servicemen every week. The show referred to itself as the "AEF jukebox of the air" with soldiers, sailors, and airmen sending in their requests by mail to the radio studio in Los Angeles. The show played the likes of Glenn Miller and Joe Turner. You can listen to several recorded broadcasts of "G.I. Jive" through the National Archives at http://archive.org/details/G.i.Jive.