Elmhurst College to Host Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11
Name: Elmhurst College to Host Veterans Day Tribute on Nov. 11
Date: November 11, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CST
As part of an effort to honor and increase awareness about veterans and their service to our country, the Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble and American Legion T.H.B. Post 187 will present a joint Veterans Day tribute concert for the Elmhurst community on Sunday, Nov. 11. The Elmhurst College Wind Ensemble will play patriotic music throughout the program, joined by the American Legion Color Guard and the color guards and members of Elmhurst Boy Scout Troops 82 and 117. Speakers will include Mayor Steven Morley, Elmhurst College President Troy D. VanAken, members of the Elmhurst College Veterans Association and Cmdr. John Scudder from the Elmhurst American Legion.
The concert will include music composed by George M. Cohan in honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I; John Philip Sousa’s Comrades of the Legion, a march Sousa dedicated to the American Legion; a medley of popular music from World War II through the Gulf War; and John Williams’ Hymn to the Fallen, which will be accompanied by a video tribute. President VanAken said the Veterans Day Band tribute concert will be “a wonderful opportunity to enjoy inspirational, patriotic music and think about how this country’s veterans and active service members, throughout our history, have fought and died to keep us free.” The tribute will be held at noon in Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel (190 Prospect Ave., Elmhurst, elmhurst.edu/campusmap). Admission is free and the public is invited.
Elmhurst College is a leading four-year college that seamlessly blends liberal learning and professional preparation to help students reach their full potential. Elmhurst offers 60 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate programs, evening and online programs for adults, and the Elmhurst Learning and Success Academy for young adults with differing abilities. Elmhurst College is among the top-ranked colleges in the Midwest, according to U.S. News & World Report; and U.S. News, Money and Forbes magazines consistently rank Elmhurst as one of the Midwest’s best values in higher education.