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Veterans Day Concert Features WWII Soldier

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Allen Public Library
300 N. Allen Dr.
Allen, Texas 75013

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Veterans Day Concert 

Celebrate the centennial of the armistice that ended World War One at 3 p.m., Sunday, November 11, at the Allen Public Library.

Awarded the Purple Heart, U.S. Army Veteran Harvey Webb is the featured speaker.  Sgt. Webb served in Company A, 382nd Infantry, 86 Division and participated in the famed battles of Leyte and Okinawa. 

The Allen Community Band will perform music made popular during, and after, World War I, as well as contemporary selections celebrating our Armed Forces. 

Arranged by Darren Jenkins, Echoes From the Battlefield commemorates World War I with four songs that were popular and widely performed during that historic era. Opening with Over There, followed by It's a Long Way from Tipperary, Keep the Home Fires Burning and closing with Pack Up Your Troubles in an Old Kit Bag.

The band will pay tribute to the early works of George M. Cohan and Irving Berlin. James Barnes’ arrangement, Star Spangled Salute, is based on several Cohan songs from that time. Included are Yankee Doodle Boy, Give My Regards to Broadway and You’re a Grand Old Flag.

Members of the audience are invited to stand as the musical theme of their respective branch of service is played and the flag is presented on stage. 

This free concert is sponsored by the Allen Public Library, VFW 2195, Allen Community Band, and Bernardo de Galvez DAR chapter.  Call 2q14-509-4911 for additional information.