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9th Annual Flag Day Celebration at The Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion

Honoring the Dead by Serving the Living

By - May 31st, 2018 08:14 am
9th Annual Flag Day Celebration at The Marcus Center's Peck Pavilion

9th Annual Flag Day Celebration at The Marcus Center’s Peck Pavilion

MILWAUKEE, WI – (Thursday, May 31, 2018) The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is hosting its 9th annual Flag Day Celebration on Thursday, 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 Robert Sorrell, Milwaukee Metro Non-Commissioned Officers Council, with the Presentation of Colors. The event will continue with the National Anthem performed by Latino Strings followed by an invocation by Pastor Alexis Twito.

The POW/MIA Remembrance Ceremony will be presented by George F. Banda. Paul Mathews, President and CEO of the Marcus Center, will welcome guests and veterans. The keynote speaker for the program is Bob Curry, Founder and President of Dryhootch. Saul Newton, Executive Director of the Veterans Chamber of Commerce will be the Master of Ceremonies.

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 49th 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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