General Grant will be the featured guest of the annual Memorial Day concert in the Vicksburg National Military Park, at 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 24. The concert is free and will be in the Vicksburg NMP Visitor Center parking lot. Parking will be provided in nearby areas with shuttle services.
The Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Crafton Beck, will be performing a program of patriotic songs in the first half of the concert with General Grant introducing and describing the background of the songs. During the intermission, the General will be talking to the audience and answering questions from them. The second half of the concert will feature modern, light tunes. Audience estimates from last year are about 5000 in attendance.
Please join the General and the Mississippi Symphony in this hallowed place in our History; on this special day, to take a moment to remember and honor all who serving and have served our Country and their families who support them!
For more information about this concert, Please contact Bess Averitt, Executive Director of the Friends of Vicksburg National Military Park at: 601-831-6896. You should visit the website of the Friends of the Park at: www. friendsofvicksburg.org You should also join General Grant in visiting and ‘liking’ the Vicksburg NMP Facebook page.
General Grant urges all who may to visit and ‘like’ the FB page for the: Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and to visit their website: msorchestra.com The MSO, like Vicksburg NMP, is a Mississippi treasure.