It's hard to believe that Memorial Day weekend will be here in a little more than a week. While Memorial Day serves as a great excuse for many Americans to enjoy a three-day weekend, I hope people will stop to remember the meaning and significance of Memorial Day. After all, Memorial Day is just a single day set aside in our country to remember the selfless men and women that have paid the ultimate sacrifice protecting our rights and freedom. I'm not trying to sound trite or cliche when I say that patrons to the National D-Day Memorial recognize this sacrifice on any day they visit our monument to our nation's heroes. However, we too want to pay tribute to our fallen servicemen and women around the Memorial Day holiday too, and we have two upcoming events that do just that.
We would love for you join us for one or both programs in the upcoming weeks. Information on both events can be found below, and a link to purchase tickets for the Stars and Stripes Forever: Patriotic Concert is also found below.
I hope to see you soon!
Stars and Stripes Forever: Patriotic Concert
May 25, 2013 - 7pm
On Saturday, May 25, at 8pm the Jefferson Choral Society performs a stirring patriotic concert that will have guests on their feet celebrating the freedoms so many have fought and died to protect. The concert will include performances by the Jefferson Youth Chorale and Cantate and the Chorus of the Blue Ridge.
Prior to the show, from 7pm to 8pm, visitors can enjoy a moonlight serenade with music by ensemble Let’s Dance who will perform musical selections from the 1940s. The Memorial will remain open until 10:00pm. Tickets are on sale now. Adults: $7.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Students ages 6-18: $5.00 in advance or $8.00 at the door. Children under 6 are free. Bring your own chair.
Remembering Their Sacrifice
Memorial Day Ceremony and Brick Dedication
May 27, 2013 - 11AM
The Memorial commemorates Memorial Day with a ceremony to officially recognize the men and women who have sacrificed for our freedoms. A number of plaques will be dedicated to commemorate various elements of D-Day. Blue and gold star bricks placed in honor and memory of those who have served will be dedicated on this special day. The program begins at 11am. Admission is free until noon. Guests are asked to bring their own chair.