Temecula hosts annual Patriotic Salute to Veterans, Nov. 11

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TEMECULA ─ Temecula will present the annual Patriotic Salute to Veterans Monday, Nov. 11, at 6 p.m. at the Temecula Civic Center, 41000 Main Street. The community is invited to attend as the city honors all service members at the free Veterans Day concert. A free picnic dinner will be served from 5-6 p.m. in Town Square Park to the first 500 patrons in line.

Residents are welcome to come honor and thank veterans for their selfless service. Bring the entire family, friends, lawn chairs and warm blankets to enjoy an evening under the stars. The event will feature remarks by city dignitaries, the presentation of military banners to recognize active military personnel from the city’s Military Banner Program and a live orchestra performance.

The Veterans Day celebration highlight is the 90-minute professional concert under the stars, A Patriotic Salute to Veterans, presented by the Temecula Valley Symphony conducted by the symphony’s assistant conductor Zun-Hin Woo and will feature special guest artist Sherie Rae Parker as Bette Midler. The program includes several of Midler’s big hits such as “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “From A Distance,” “The Rose,” “Wind Beneath My Wings” and more. Plus, the orchestra will perform a wide selection of patriotic favorites including “Stars and Stripes Forever” by John Phillips Sousa, “Armed Forces Salute,” Carmen Dragon’s arrangement of “America the Beautiful” and music from the video game World of Warcraft, as well as several other selections.

For more information, contact the Community Services Department at (951) 694-6480.

Submitted by city of Temecula.