Salute to Valor, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2011

Eleven orchestras, bands, and choirs, ranging from high school performance groups to the US Navy Pacific Fleet Band to the Detroit Choral Society, commemorated the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor with a patriotic performance tour. They performed at the island of Oahu’s premier venue Blaisdell Concert Hall and on the deck of the USS Missouri, where the Japanese signed the surrender documents to end World War II. The July 4th concert on the USS Missouri featured patriotic selections and culminated in a spectacular fireworks display.