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Tribute to the Troops
July 14 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Honoring our Veterans and Saluting our Troops
Saturday, July 14, 2018
5:00 PM to Twilight
FREE to the public and all military
Twilight Concert and Picnic featuring The High Water Line (bluegrass band) and The Big Band of Rossmoor.
Please join the Rotary Club of Lafayette on July 14, 2018 at the Lafayette Reservoir to show support for our active military, reserves, veterans and Gold Star Families who have lost their loved ones who served bravely for our country.
This is a wonderful opportunity to meet members of the military, reserves, veterans and families of our Fallen Heroes and to enjoy the outdoors and each other. These families are our neighbors. Our children grew up together. Let’s hear their stories and ensure they know our gratitude for those who are serving and those who paid the ultimate price. Also, meet the organizers from the Veteran’s Center who support our returning veterans.
All active military visiting and on-leave are welcome. And if you come, please wear your uniform. Blue Star and Gold Star Families, our community would like to meet you.
Our Master of Ceremonies for this unique concert is Lafayette Rotarian Maurice (Mo) Williams. We will pay special tribute to our Gold Star Families and Blue Star Moms. Joining us will be Blue Star Moms Chapter 101, Danville and the Contra Costa Blue Star Moms, Chapter 20, Concord.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, July 14, 2018, 5:00 pm to twilight, and honor our heroes with your attendance. This concert at the beautiful Lafayette Rotary stage and picnic area overlooking the lake includes:
- The Big Band of Rossmoor
- Special Guests – The High Water Line (bluegrass band from San Francisco)
- Program honoring active duty troops, reserves and veterans
- American Legion Post 517, Lafayette
- Blue Star Moms
- Marines Memorial Club of San Francisco
- Mobile Vet Center with onsite counseling on veteran benefits, healthcare, finances, education and housing
- Team Red, White & Blue
- VFW Post 8063, Lafayette
The 32-piece Big Band of Rossmoor, first established over 26 years ago, is comprised of musicians ages 14 to 93. Our goal is to build community by providing educational and performance opportunities for all ages.
The High Water Line is a bluegrass band from San Francisco. This band has driving rhythms and soaring harmonies with Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Bass and Mandolin.
Bring a blanket, your lawn chairs and a picnic. Shuttle bus service service will be provided up/down the hill. Chairs will also be provided. The Lafayette Reservoir is located west of downtown Lafayette.
The Big Band of Rossmoor is presented by Generations in Jazz. For more information visit http://www.rotarylafayette.org/
Listen to podcast here: http://www.kkiq.com/behind-the-mic-podcast-tribute-to-the-troops/