Patriotism At The Post Is July 3

Friday, June 14, 2013

The 7th annual Patriotism at the Post will be held Wednesday, July 3, on the polo field on Barnhardt Circle with the Tabernacle Big Band, a full 1940’s era band with four trumpets, four trombones, five saxophones and rhythm section performing.  The group performs jazz and patriotic arrangements as well as “Glenn Miller” style swing numbers.   

John Feezell who plays trumpet for the Big Band expressed the group’s excitement at performing for a second year. “How can you not be ready to celebrate the 4th of July when we open the concert with Glenn Miller’s In the Mood.  We want to see people in front of the stage dancing and everyone joining in for the patriotic sing-along.”

Event sponsor Modern Woodmen of America is a member-owned fraternal financial services organization that secures futures with financial guidance and products.   Modern Woodmen’s fraternal programs, benefits and activities, infuses nearly $29 million into local communities every year.  Approximately 2,400 local chapters nationwide offer fellowship and community service with more than 875 youth service clubs nationwide which instill the values of community service, citizenship, cooperation and respect for self and others, officials said.  This year marks the second time Modern Woodmen of America has selected Patriotism at The Post as a Matching Fund Project.

Children will line up at the bandstand to show off their patriotic pride by dressing in red, white and blue for the Patriotic Kids Contest.  The best decorated girl and boy (12 years and younger) will win a prize.  The winners of the Patriotic Kid’s Coloring Contest will also be announced and their artwork displayed on the bandstand. 

Admission is free with polo field parking of $5 per car.  Concessions will be available.  Donations from the audience will be collected to benefit the Big Band.  For more information visit the website at fortotourism.com, e-mail info@6thcavalrymuseum.com or call 706.861-2860.


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