"AMERICA'S LIVING MEMORIALS"
Going to the places where history was made to honor and learn from our History Makers
PEARL HARBOR MEMORIAL PARADE & CEREMONY
December 7, 1941 was a day that would live in infamy and thrust the United States of America into the second World War. Today This event is the largest event marking the anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor. While we honor those whose service and sacrifice preserved the freedom of a grateful nation - we also celebrate that once bitter enemies are now friends and allies, as is the case today with the United States and the Nation of Japan. Bands and Choirs will perform in official Pearl Harbor Mass Band and Choir Musical Salute at the official ceremony, led by the Marine Forces Pacific Band. After Choirs perform the National Anthem, Bands and Parade units will march down Kalakaua Avenue in Waikiki in front of thousands of appreciative spectators from all over the world.
D-DAY MEMORIAL PARADE, CONCERT DE LIBERATION & CEREMONY
On June 6, 1944 Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France in an historic effort to liberate Western Europe from the occupation of Nazi Germany. Today the official D-Day Memorial Parade and Ceremony honors all those who served and sacrificed for the cause of freedom. This program unites generations for a truly meaningful event that honors, educates and inspires tomorrows leaders to learn the lessons of the pat. The beautiful and historic village of Sainte. Mere Eglise in Normandy is proud to host this parade on the anniversary of D-Day each year. The Memorial Ceremonies are officially recognized by French Government officials along with the Superintendents of both the Normandy American and Brittany American Cemeteries.
NATIONAL VIETNAM VETERANS PARADE
The National Vietnam Veterans Parade takes place each March on Vietnam Veterans Day in Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawaii was gateway for those departing to and returning from war. It is fitting that this great state play host to the largest welcome home event for our Vietnam Veterans. This parade will feature Marching Bands, Choirs, Cultural and Civic organizations, Military units and of course our Veterans and their families. This program is an official Vietnam 50th Anniversary event of the Department of Defense Office of Commemorations.
NATIONAL VETERANS DAY CEREMONY
The National Veterans Day Ceremony is held in Washington DC on Veterans Day. This public ceremony honors our Veterans through a Musical Salute provided by some of America's outstanding Bands, Choirs and JROTC Platoons. The Ceremony begins at the Lincoln Memorial flanked by the Korean and Vietnam War Memorials then proceeds to the WWII Memorial for a Wreath Laying Ceremony.
AMERICAN MUSICAL SALUTE
American Musical Salute programs feature All-American performing ensembles in meaningful historically themed concerts in Washington DC, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston and other historic cities across America.
GOLD STAR FAMILIES MEMORIAL DAY PARADE - HAWAII
Each year Gold Star Families are recognized for their sacrifice to our nation in the National Gold Star Families Memorial Day Parade. This historic event takes place in our beautiful island state of Hawaii.
Bands, Choirs, Orchestras, Community and Veterans organizations join together in a heartfelt tribute to those who have lost a loved one in military action. We must do what we can to demonstrate our appreciation for their service to our nation and for their sacrifice for the cause of liberty.
NATIONAL MEMORIAL CONCERT REMEMBERING 9-11
The National Fall sing features outstanding choirs in a combined Honor Choir performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City. This Historic Occasion pays tribute to those who lost their lives during the events of 9-11. This concert will take place during the second week of October each each year.
REMEMBER WWI COMMEMORATION
The fighting in World War I ended on November 11, 1918. Over the course of the following two years, the Allied forces and Germany participated in peace treaties ultimately ending with the treaty of Versailles. That treaty came into effect in 1920. We will commemorate this historic event with the Remembering WWI event in Belgium, Luxembourg and France