Fayetteville , NC (PRWEB) March 01, 2013
During the month of May, Fayetteville/Cumberland County honors the contributions of the military with 31 Day Salute, a month-long series of performances, ceremonies, exhibits and activities. Two of the series' events will bring nationally-known performers to help pay tribute to the armed forces.
On May 11, the All-American Jazz Festival welcomes nationally and internationally-known jazz masters The Jazz Crusaders, pianist Keiko Matsui, vocalist Maysa and keyboardist Marcus Johnson to the stage at Festival Park in downtown Fayetteville. Gates open at 3 pm. Tickets are available at etix.com, by phone 800-514-3849 or at the box office at JW Seabrook Auditorium and the Fayetteville State University (FSU) bookstore on the FSU campus. The concert is sponsored by WFSS 91.9. For more information visit http://www.wfss.org.
On May 26th, actor Willford Brimley, a former Marine and Korean War veteran, narrates "Quiet Heroes" as part of The Fayetteville Symphony and the Army Ground Forces Band's "Salute to Our Armed Forces". Composed by Chris Brubeck, Quiet Heroes tells the story of five Marines and one Navy Corpsman captured in the iconic photo of raising the American flag at Iwo Jima during World War II. Held at Festival Park in downtown Fayetteville, this performance is free and open to the public. The concert begins at 7:30 pm.
About 31 Day Salute:
31 Day Salute is a month-long celebration of performances, ceremonies, exhibits and activities where we invite the world to do what we do every day — show our enthusiastic appreciation, respect and support for those who serve and have served in our armed forces. Put on by the entire community, 31 Day Salute is for anyone who wants to experience our military heritage and honor our brethren in the services — past and present. http://www.31DaySalute.com
About the Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau:
The Fayetteville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau is a private, not-for-profit organization responsible for positioning Fayetteville/Cumberland County as a destination for conventions, sporting events and individual travel. For additional information, visit http://www.visitfayettevillenc.com or call 1-800-255-8217. Cumberland County is America's first military sanctuary. Through the Army's Army and other volunteer groups, our citizens and businesses are dedicated to “watching over those who watch over us ©.”