Patriotic Concert

Lest We Forget Patriotic Concert

November 7, 2021 at 2 p.m. 

Press Release from 2021:   BENTON HARBOR--Join in this community celebration honoring veterans and their families as the Southshore Concert Band joins Lest We Forget in their annual Veterans Day Patriotic Concert on Sunday, November 10th at 2:00 pm at Lake Michigan College Mendel Center in Benton Harbor.

This will be the thirteenth veterans' concert put on by Lest We Forget and the Southshore Concert Band led by Dale Reuss.  The 90 members of the Southshore Band will be featuring traditional patriotic songs and salutes for the branches of the service. The theme for the concert, TO BE DECIDED,  is designed to musically assert our American ideals 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.

Prior to the start of the concert Lest We Forget will honor all veterans by taking their photo. The picture taking will start at 1 pm and continue until 1:45 pm. Photos will be mailed to the veterans. 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 of "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 Supermarkets or from LWF members at $10.00.  Tickets from Lake Michigan College Mendel Center Box Office (269-927-8700 are $12.00.  Children 17 and under are free.

There will be a large map of Vietnam and veterans who served there 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 269-429-2098 or go to