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The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Commission, together with the Manhattan Beach City Council, are honoring and thanking the military service and sacrifice of the South Bay men and women in uniform and their families who have served their country. Join us as we honor them at the third annual Salute to the Troops Picnic and Concert on Sunday, July 2, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Polliwog Park Amphitheater.

We will also be serving up birthday cake to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the United States Air Force!

The first 500 veterans and active duty military will receive a free Salute to the Troops Challenge Coin!

Remember to pack a picnic, blanket, and beach chair!

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5:00 PM Air National Guard Band of the West Coast
The Air National Guard Band of the West Coast traces its history to October, 1941, with the formation of the 62nd Army Air Force Band in Augusta, Georgia.

 

The band is composed of citizen-airmen whose civilian occupations range from professional musicians and music educators to computer programmers, accountants, engineers, and law enforcement officers.

Under the command of Major Vu Nguyen, band members meet two days a month to rehearse and perform. They also participate in an annual two-week summer tour. During the annual tour, the band functions as an active-duty band, rehearsing, traveling, and performing. Past tours have included performances in Alaska, Australia, British Columbia, the Dominican Republic, Hawaii, New York, Florida, and throughout the state of California.

As musical ambassador, the Air National Guard Band of the West Coast is proud to represent the State of California, the Air National Guard, and the United States Air Force.

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.

For more information, please contact the Parks and Recreation Department at (310) 802-5448 or via email.

 

Thank you to the 2017 Salute to the Troops Sponsors and Summer Concerts presented by OneWest Bank

One West Bank

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See the video that was shown at the 2015 event on the City of Manhattan Beach's YouTube channel.

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2016 Salute to the Troops Picnic & Concert

Updated on 06/06/2017 10:34 AM

The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Commission, together with the Manhattan Beach City Council, are honoring and thanking the military service and sacrifice of the South Bay men and women in uniform and their families who have served their country. Second Annual Salute to the Troops Picnic and Concert Sunday, July 3, 2016 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM Polliwog Park Amphitheater The first 1,000 veterans and active duty military will received a free Salute to the Troops Challenge Coin! 4:00 PM Pre-Concert Attractions: Flag distribution by Boy Scouts, National Guard display 5:00 PM Program Begins - Master of Ceremonies Dennis McNeil Sings the National Anthem 300th Army Band “Hollywood’s Own” Performs The 300th Army Band, “Hollywood’s Own” is Southern California’s only Army Reserve Band and serves the American Southwest Region and the 63rd Regional Support Command. Under the direction of Chief Warrant Officer – Jeff Smith, the band travels coast-to-coast and internationally, performing in a wide variety of settings including: military ceremonies, public concerts at home and abroad, school assemblies, educational outreach programs, festivals, and radio and television appearances. The primary mission of the 300th, along with all Army Bands, is to foster the support of the American people for our Armed Forces, tell the Army Story through music, support diplomatic and humanitarian efforts around the world, and to inspire our Soldiers to fight and win.