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.