The Mormon Choir of Washington and a select brass ensemble highlight a salute to our men and women in uniform on Armed Forces Day, Saturday, May 18, 2002 at 7 pm at The Washington, DC Temple Visitors’ Center of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Kensington, Maryland. The musical tribute is free and is open to the public. Please arrive early as seating is limited to theater capacity.
Entitled “Lest We Forget”, the evening’s program pays tribute to the blessings of America and our resolve to protect our freedom with “The Battle Hymn of The Republic” and “America The Beautiful.”
The Choir will also salute those who fought to preserve our freedom with several selections, including “Morning Breaks on Arlington,” by Senator Orrin Hatch.
In a special tribute to those who lost loved ones in earlier conflicts, the Choir will perform “The Battle of Gallipoli,” featuring a solo by Skip Baird,” as well as “And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda.”
The Choir will also sing several traditional songs, which give servicemen comfort, to include “Stars & Stripes”, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”, and “The Boogie-Woogie Bugle Boy.”
The evening will conclude on an optimistic note, affirming that the lIght of freedom will continue to shine forth, to include “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor”, “So Many Voices Sing America’s Song”, and “God Bless The USA.”
As part of the evening’s observance of Armed Forces Day, a brass ensemble will perform “Bugler’s Holiday” and a half-dozen other patriotic numbers.
Please come to the Visitors’ Center on Armed Forces Day evening to pay tribute to those who protect our freedom by serving in our Armed Forces.
The Washington, DC Temple Visitors’ Center is located at 9900 Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington, Maryland. For more information, please call 301-587-0144.