When bad things happen, we come together, and give each other strength.
MINNESOTA 9-11 Tribute Memorial Concert 12th Annual
It was without a doubt, another gorgeous get together at Lake Harriet.
Lake Harriet 2013
Throngs of people arrived by car, bike, bus, foot, boat, and motorcycles, you name it they all came.
They were expecting about four thousand people to attend.
Again they had Pre-Concert Americana performers.
One of them were, Sabathanites Drum Corps.
They pounded another unbelievable performance for all.
Tribute to our Flag, came in many ways, from the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America to the University Of Minnesota Army, and Navy ROTC Color Guards.
The Scouts were also responsible in handing out small flags and the candles (and the lighting of) at the end of the evening.
The Chorus and Orchestra played the evening away with songs from The Star-Spangled Banner, to Stars and Stripes Forever. (Copland, Sousa and Irving Berlin)
The Minnesota State Fire Service Memorial Pipe Band
played Amazing Grace.
It was truly a memorable evening. I only wish I'd captured the entire group of people, both young and old holding their candles in the closing moments. This was the view directly behind me.
Thanks went to many for another Minnesota 9-11 Tribute, in the band shelter at Lake Harriet. Also, this activity was made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund, and many folks of Minnesota.