Veteran’s Day Concert
We are honored to be selected to perform for the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown on Veteran’s Day this year. This will be a star-spangled salute to veterans from World War I and all the wars that have followed.
World War I officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919. However, fighting ceased seven months earlier when an armistice between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. For that reason, November 11, 1918, is generally regarded as the end of “the war to end all wars.”
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: "To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…"
In the years since President Woodrow Wilson made the 11th of November a national day of remembrance, the scope of our observance has changed, from a day set aside to remember the dead from one war, to a day in which American veterans from all wars, as well as those who served in times of peace, could be honored.
Join us as we pay a musical tribute to our troops and veterans and remember the men and women that have been injured or have lost their lives in American conflicts.
Almost one in every three Americans is either a veteran or a member of a veteran's family.
Who will you remember this Veteran’s Day?
Click below to view a Powerpoint about the significance of Veterans Day 2018!