I love the concept of "Veteran's Week" and the Friendship Centers have a lot going on. There are so many members of the community who have a history with our armed forces, many still from WWII. My own Dad served in what was then the Army Air Corps and our son serves today. So, we'll be there for which ever events fit Dad's schedule.
Here's a chance to show the support for our veterans and at the same time help support the Friendship Centers.
For more information, call 941.556.3226.
The concert, from 2-4 pm will feature familiar tunes, including The Armed Services Medley by George M. Cohen, "This is My Country," "This Land is Your Land," "Portrait of Freedom" and selections by George M. Cohen. Guest conductor s Mark Levinson, Human Resources Consultant at the Friendship Center.
Tickets are $20 in advance at the center, online at friendshipcenters.og, and at the door, Seating is limited, and advance tickets are recommended.
Veterans Week activities will also include:
MIA (MISSING IN ACTION) SPEAKER BRYAN MOON Monday, Nov. 9, 10:30 am, Friendship Café. MIA Hunters is recognized by the U.S.Department of Defense as the most successful MIA Search Group in America. Hear more about this organization and its accomplishments.
RECOGNIZING OUR VETERANS
Monday, Nov. 9. 1 – 3 pm. Valued Friendship Centers volunteer Jean Choby will provide handmade corsages and treats to Veterans.
VETERANS DAY TRIBUTE Wednesday, Nov. 11, 1 pm
WELCOME by President and CEO Bob Carter and speaker (TBA)
SWING DANCE Celebrate Veterans’ Day with Swing Band Music!
following tribute program. Refreshments by Homewatch Caregivers.
PANCAKE BREAKFAST! Friday, Nov. 13, 9 – 11 m, sponosred by DeSoto Palms.
VETERANS WEEK FINALE PIANO PERFORMANCE BY DONALD GOULD, Friday, Nov. 13, 3 – 4:30 pm.
Featuring Former Marine, FORMER Homeless Piano Man and Internet Sensation, Donald Gould!
The Veterans Week Kickoff Concert is the first of three performances & benefiting both organizations, On Dec. 8, a Holiday Concert is slated, and on April 24, a Spring Concert is planned. Both will be from 2-4 pm at the Center.
For more information, call 941.56.556.3226.