The bravery and sacrifices of America’s veterans and armed forces service members will be honored during the 3rd annual Pensacola Memorial Day Concert set for Monday, March 28.
The free concert is set to begin at 5 p.m. at the Hunter Amphitheater at Community Maritime Park behind the Blue Wahoos Stadium.
The Memorial Day program ─ conducted by Don Snowden, Pensacola Civic Band director ─ will entertain the audience with a number of patriotic selections that reflect on the sacrifices made throughout U.S. history.
Featured at this year’s concert is World War II veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Frank Emond, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday. Mr. Emond will once again guest conduct the band in Sousa’s “The Stars and Stripes Forever.”
Vocalist Holly Shelton will join the band in a performance of the American classic, “God Bless the U.S.A.” Also, the Heal Our Land Community Choir will perform “Heal Our Land” by Wesley Putnam and “God Bless America” arranged by John Moss. The choir is made up volunteer singers from across the community.
“The concert is an excellent way for residents, families, and friends to end the Memorial Day holiday weekend and have the opportunity to honor the men and women who have served in the military to maintain our freedom,” said Snowden, academic head of Pensacola State’s Performing Arts Department.
Attendees should bring chairs or blankets for outdoor seating. Several vendors will be on site with concessions and beverages available for purchase.
Pensacola State, the Pensacola Civic Band, the City of Pensacola Parks and Recreation and Community Maritime Park partnered to make the concert possible.
For more information, visit www.pensacolaremembers.org or call the PSC Lyceum Ticket Office at 850-484-1847.