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8th Annual Flag Day Celebration at the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion

Honoring the Dead by Serving the Living

By - May 11th, 2017 01:48 pm

MILWAUKEE, WI – (Thursday, May 11, 2017) The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is hosting its 8th annual Flag Day Celebration on Wednesday, June 14, which is sponsored by the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts and CBRE/ESI. Festivities are at the Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion beginning at 9:00 am. The theme is Honoring the Dead by Serving the Living and this event is free and open to the public.

The ceremony will commence with the Milwaukee Metro Non-Commissioned Officers Council as they perform the Presentation of Colors and will proceed with the National Anthem performed by MPS’ Riverside University High School Arts Connect Students followed by an invocation by Father Patrick Fitzsimons, V.A. Medical Center Chaplain.

A moment of silence and POW/MIA is being presented by George Banda, U.S. Army and Pat Romero, U.S. Navy is the Master of Ceremonies. Paul Mathews, President and CEO of the Marcus Center, will welcome guests and veterans.

Our keynote speaker for the program is Daniel Allan Kafka (U.S. Army), current student of UW-Milwaukee and Corporate Partners Liaison for the UWM Military & Veterans Resource Center.

The program will conclude with a United States Naturalization Ceremony at 10:00 am.

Established in 1969, the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is the premier performing arts community gathering space in Southeastern Wisconsin. As the Marcus Center moves into its 48th year, it continues to build bridges between diverse members of our community through high-quality arts entertainment in the region and the state. The touring Broadway series, sponsored by Associated Bank, is recognized as bringing the best of Broadway entertainment to Milwaukee for the past 20 years and provides opportunities to educate, entertain and engage audiences. The Marcus Center is also the home to the Milwaukee Symphony, Milwaukee Ballet, Florentine Opera, First Stage plus a variety of other important community and family events throughout the year. For more information about events visit the Marcus Center website at  The Marcus Center is a private non-profit 501(c) 3 corporation and is a dedicated veterans memorial in Milwaukee.

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