Lest We Forget Patriotic Concert
November 5th, 2017 at 2 p.m.
Lest We Forget's Patriotic Veterans' Concert with the Southshore Concert Band--Nov 5, 2017
BENTON HARBOR--It will be active, it will be loud and it will be patriotic as the Southshore Concert Band joins Lest We Forget in saluting veterans of all conflicts in their annual Veterans Day Patriotic Concert on Sunday, November 5, 2 pm at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center in Benton Harbor.
This will be the twelth veterans' concert put on by Lest We Forget and the Southshore Concert Band led by Dale Reuss. The 80 members of the Southshore Band will be featuring traditional patriotic songs and salutes for the branches of the service. The theme for the concert is "Liberty For All." The program will be held on the Mendel Mainstage at Lake Michigan College beginning at 2:00 pm. "Liberty For All" will be a program designed to musically assert the American ideals of "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" through the performance by the Southshore Concert Band, including instrumental, vocal and visual selections. The men and women who have sacrificed to protect and defend those American ideals as members of the United States military forces will be remembered and honored throughout the program.
For the 2017 concert LWF will honor all veterans by taking their photo. The picture taking will start at 1 pm and continue until 1:45 pm. Additionally, a tribute will be paid to the Lest We Forget members who have passed on. We will be showing their photographs during the singing "The Mansions of the Lord."
Veterans of all conflicts will be recognized, along with a "Tribute to Missing Comrades." There will also be a salute to each branch of the armed services.
Tickets are available at Stevensville & St. Joseph Martin's or from LWF members at $9.99 Tickets from Lake Michigan College Mendel Box Office (269-927-1221 or www.lmcmainstage.org) are $9.99. Children 17 and under are free.
There will be a map of Vietnam and Vietnam veterans will be able to sign their signature in the place they served. There will be an opportunity at the concert to purchase Lest We Forget shirts, books and DVD's. For questions call Lest We Forget at 269-925-7176 or go to www.lestweforgetusa.org.