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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 second annual Salute to the Troops Picnic and Concert on Sunday, July 3, 2016 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the Polliwog Park Amphitheater.

The first 1,000 veterans and active duty military will receive a free Salute to the Troops Challenge Coin!

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

Time
Event
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.

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

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Thank you to the 2016 Salute to the Troops Sponsors
Lakers

Chevron Logo  Continental Development  Rusnak

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Pipkin Family • Caskey and Caskey • Los Angeles Rams • Beach Cities Masonic Lodge • The Beehive • Wright’s • Dickie and Mark Burton

Michael Allmon and Associations • Anthony Yamada DDS • Song Institute of Allergy and Asthma • Vons

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

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2015 Salute to the Troops

Updated on 06/17/2016 8:58 AM

The City of Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Commission, together with the Manhattan Beach City Council, honored and thanked the military service and sacrifice of the South Bay men and women in uniform and their families who have served their country with a picnic and concert in Polliwog Park on Sunday, June 28th, 2015. The inaugural Salute to the Troops Picnic and Concert included entertainment from the Mira Costa High School Jazz Band, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Band (Miramar) as well as social meet and greet with veterans and current members of the military.