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Armed Forces Day Concert | News Release | City of Alexandria

Armed Forces Day Concert Saturday, May 20

For Immediate Release: May 11, 2017

The Office of the Arts collaborating with the Alexandria Harmonizers will present the Armed Forces Day musical tribute to the military on Saturday, May 20, from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Durant Arts Center 1605 Cameron St.  The concert is free and open to the public.

The Alexandria Harmonizers are a 100-man chorus made up largely of veterans, active duty and retired military and Federal government employees.  They started this tribute on Armed Forces Day in 2014 as a way to honor America’s heroes prior to their trip to Normandy, France to participate in the 70th anniversary celebrations of the June 6th D-Day landings of World War II, where they sang at the Normandy and Brittany American cemeteries, and in St. Mere Eglise, Paris, and Cologne Germany.  One of the highlights was a special concert for the widow of Army Air Corps pilot Billy Hayes.in the small French village of Levent.

The Armed Forces Day Concert is a collaborative project between the Office of the Arts and the Alexandria Harmonizers.  The Office of the Arts is a division of the Alexandria Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.

For more information, contact Cheryl Anne Colton, Regional Program Director, Office of the Arts, at 703.746.5588 or cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance with the City’s Human Rights Code and the Americans with Disabilities Act. To request a reasonable accommodation or to request materials in an alternative format, contact Cheryl Ann Colton at 703.746.5565 (Virginia Relay 711) or e-mail cherylanne.colton@alexandriava.gov.

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