Monday, November 16, 2009

Tribute to America’s Veterans” benefit concert

The “Tribute to America’s Veterans” benefit concert at the Round House Theatre in Silver Spring was a great success!

The concert was sponsored by the Silver Spring Town Center, Inc., in partnership with the Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs and Building Bridges America, Inc.

Our musical performers--Memphis Gold, Jay Summerour and Jonny Grave—were excellent and warmly received by the enthusiastic audience.

Inspirational Veterans Day remarks were offered by Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett and Commission on Veterans Affairs Chair, Bill Gray.

Montgomery County Council President Phil Andrews and Councilmembers Valerie Ervin and Duchy Trachtenberg presented County Council proclamations to Buffalo Soldiers Joseph Hairston and James Daugherty. Another Buffalo Soldier in the audience, Mr. Charles Williams, was recognized.

A Certificate of Appreciation from County Executive Leggett was presented to Rebuilding Together Montgomery County for its work in helping to make the homes of our veterans safe and accessible.

Seen in the audience were State Delegate Tom and Amy Fortin-Hucker, Montgomery County Councilmember Marc Elrich, Robert Quinn, Chair, Rebuilding Together Montgomery County, Lorrie Knight-Majors, Montgomery County Commission on Veterans Affairs, Ann Humphrey, Office of Representative Chris Van Hollen, Greg Hamilton, Vietnam Veterans of America, Ida Campbell, WPFW, and community representatives Anita Morrison, Charlotte Coffield, Woody Brosnan, and Evan Glass.

Thanks to Silver Spring Town Center, Inc. Board members Jon Lourie, Graciela Jaschek, Aurelia Martin, Mark Kozaki, Don Berkemeyer, Jennifer Nettles, Jack Hewitt, David Fogel, Beth Wong, Sheryl Brissett-Chapman, and Mary Ann Zimmerman for their support and hard work.

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