Greenwood Heights

Wanted: Veterans and their families

To celebrate Their Service to Our Country at the 18th Annual Green-Wood Memorial Day Concert

May 24, 2016 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
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This Memorial Day — for the 18th year in a row — Brooklynites can enjoy a free outdoor concert at beautiful Green-Wood Cemetery. The award-winning symphonic band of the InterSchools Orchestra of New York will play a full program of inspiring, patriotic songs, as well as best-loved American classics. Concertgoers can bring their own blanket for a picnic lunch or take a seat in the chairs provided. Food vendors are also on hand to sell hamburgers, hotdogs, water, sweets and more.

To give their full support to those who are serving or have served (and even family survivors of those we have lost) the orchestra will give a special recognition to each branch of the service during the musical “Armed Forces Salute.” Veterans and families must arrive no later than 2 p.m. The concert begins at 2:30 p.m.

Grouped by branch, veterans will march past the bandstand and be recognized by the crowd when their own service song is played. This is a new addition to the annual Memorial Day Concert.

All veterans and families who participate will receive a special gift package from Green-Wood and the Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

If you or a member of your family can participate, please RSVP by Thursday, May 26 by email to [email protected] with the Subject Line: Vets at Green-Wood. Please include your branch and years of service in the body of the email. Or phone 718-210-3080.

 

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