Marcus Center For The Performing Arts Hosts Flag Day Celebration 6/14
The Marcus Center is hosting a special Flag Day Celebration on Monday, June 14 in honor of its 40 years of enriching the community. Festivities are at the Marcus Center's Peck Pavilion from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The theme will be Honoring the Dead by Serving the Living. This event is free and open to the public.
The event will kick off with a Presentation of Colors given by the Milwaukee Metro Non-Commissioned Officers Council and will proceed with a speech by Chaplain, Rev. Ray Stubbe, USMC.
A moment of silence and POW respect with Joe Campbell is part of the program along with Jonathan Green as the Master of Ceremonies. Paul Mathews, President and CEO of the Marcus Center will welcome guests and veterans. Brigadier General Donald Dunbar, the Adjutant General for Wisconsin, is the keynote speaker.
Jim Dreblow, esteemed leading knight and Patrick G. Moore, past exalted ruler, will be speaking on behalf of the Milwaukee Elks Lodge #46. During the event the Elks will be collecting flags to be properly retired. To conclude our program, Renee Riddle and Ruth Auer will speak for the Milwaukee Stars and Strips Honor Flight. A portion of food and beverage sales generated during the event will go to benefit the Milwaukee Stars and Stripes Honor Flight.
Dick Strauss and the Many Happy Returns Orchestra will play big band music for everyone's enjoyment after the formal presentation.
"We feel privileged to be able to host this Flag Day Celebration," said Paul Mathews, Marcus Center President & CEO, noting that since it opened in 1969, the Marcus Center has been designated an official Milwaukee County War Memorial. "We hope many in the community will come and join us to honor our veterans for their service to our country."
About Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
Owned and partially funded by Milwaukee County, the Marcus Center has been the premier entertainment destination for Milwaukee and Wisconsin since 1969. It provides the setting for outstanding cultural experiences, where the arts come to life for current and future generations. Located in the heart of the Downtown Theater District, the Marcus Center is a community facility that offers live performances of opera, ballet, children's theater, symphony and first-class national touring productions. For more information visit www.MarcusCenter.org.