BETHPAGE FEDERAL CREDIT UNION PRESENTS THE ISLIP ARTS COUNCIL’S FREE SUMMER CONCERT, “SALUTE TO THE ARMED FORCES OF THE USA,” FEATURING THE LONG ISLAND PHILHARMONIC
Saturday, July 14 Concert at Heckscher State Park Pays Homage to War Veterans and Helps Raise Funds for United Way’s Operation Live United Military Family Assistance Project
Bethpage, New York – July 11, 2012 – Bethpage Federal Credit Union, New York State’s largest credit union, is pleased to present the Islip Arts Council’s “Salute to the Armed Forces of the USA” featuring the Long Island Philharmonic, taking place on Saturday, July 14, 2012 at 8 PM at Heckscher State Park in East Islip. Free to the public, the event will pay homage to the country’s returning war heroes and those currently still serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and around the world.
The event, which will turn Heckscher State Park in East Islip into a giant Concert Hall, featuring the Long Island Philharmonic, will include a spectacular fireworks display by Grucci immediately following the concert. Through its supporters, the concert will help raise funds for the United Way of Long Island’s Operation Live United Military Family Assistance Project, which provides Long Island veterans the necessary assistance they need to live, work and raise their families on Long Island.
Conducted by David Wiley, the evening’s program will include many patriotic compositions, and will also include a tribute to the Tuskegee Airmen of WWII with a rendition of “Straighten Up and Fly Right” arranged by Reynard Burns, composer and Bayport resident, and a Flyover by the Bayport Aerodrome Society Flyers. The Islip Arts Council will also present former Tuskegee Airmen Dabney Montgomery, Clayton Lawrence and Julius Freeman with ceremonial awards at the concert.
“Bethpage is honored to once again work closely with the Islip Arts Council to help make this free, cultural concert possible, while this year, also helping to honor our country’s great war heroes,” said Linda Armyn, Senior Vice President of Corporate Strategy, Bethpage. “Bethpage is a strong supporter of the United Way and its Operation Live United program. The Military Family Assistance Project is vital to help returning veterans get their feet on the ground and we are proud to play a key role in helping make this happen.”
“Once again, Bethpage Federal Credit Union has stepped up to the plate and knocked the ball out of the park,“ said Lynda A. Moran, Executive Director, Islip Arts Council. “The Annual Free Concert in the Park is one of Long Island's most beloved and anticipated events, and now an occasion for honoring our brave servicemen and women. The Islip Arts Council could not have done this for more than 33 years without the selfless assistance of sponsors like Bethpage. As we all salute the troops, let's not forget to salute our sponsors.”
For more information on parking and directions, please call (631) 224-5420 or visit www.isliparts.org.
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