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Colonel Jason K. Fettig, Director
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National Veterans Day Concert at Washington National Cathedral

By Gunnery Sgt. Brian Rust | United States Marine Band | November 7, 2018


In honor of Veterans Day, “The President’s Own” Marine Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Col. Jason K. Fettig, will perform during the National Veterans Day Tribute Concert hosted by the Washington National Cathedral at 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 11, at the Cathedral. Joining the orchestra for the performance are the Washington National Cathedral Singers and several guest artists including Greg Russell, Emy Cee, Soldier Hard, James McEachin, and the jazz ensemble Chaise Lounge. Through music, images, and the written word, the performance will celebrate the resilience of America’s military families and the indomitable spirit of the nation’s veterans. The program is free, but passes are required and can be obtained by visiting cathedral.org/veterans. The performance will also stream live on the Cathedral’s website.

The concert will highlight the parallel histories of the Cathedral and Veterans Day; the story of a multi-generational family whose members served in the military and returned to serve their community; the values and sacrifices of being in a military family; interviews with veterans at memorials in Washington; and the story of a veteran injured in combat whose recovery serves as a parallel of the rebuilding of the Cathedral after the 2011 earthquake.

The orchestra will perform such patriotic songs as “God Bless America,” “My Country, ‘Tis of Thee,” and “America, the Beautiful,” as well as other touching works like “Be Still, My Soul” and a medley of the armed forces service songs.

The Washington National Cathedral is located at 3101 Wisconsin Ave. NW in Washington, D.C. Free parking is available in the underground garage, and the Cathedral is also Metro accessible.

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