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“God Bless the U.S.A.” singer Lee Greenwood concert to salute veterans at THE ARCADA THEATRE

“God Bless the U.S.A.” singer Lee Greenwood concert to salute veterans at THE ARCADA THEATRE

ST. CHARLES, ILL.:    The Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois has announced what should prove to be an historic live concert event, “Proud to be an American – A Salute to Veterans” celebration starring country music legend, Lee Greenwood, on Saturday, December 10th, 8:30 pm.  Greenwood is a Billboard chart-topping country music recording star whose signature song “God Bless the U.S.A.” has come to be a patriotic favorite for generations.

The event will salute veterans and active military personnel, and the public is welcome to attend!

Highlights of the event include:

  • All 5 Branches of the Military to participate in opening ceremonies
  • Over 200 Uniformed Vets in attendance
  • US ARMY Color Guard
  • American Anthem to be sung by United States Air Force Sargeant Rene Polk.
  • Concert will be Live-Streamed to over 200 USO Centers around the world and US Army bases throughout the Midwest
  • Salute to Three WWII veterans 94 years of age
  • Military vehicles on site, parked under the theatre’s iconic marquee the day of the Salute
  • Local dentist, Dr. Dean Lodding, to be awarded for co-founding “Smiles for America”, a national dental program that provides smiles for heroes, free of charge.

Ron Onesti, President and CEO, of the Arcada Theatre and Onesti Entertainment stated, “Lee Greenwood and his song ‘God Bless the USA’ played such an integral part in the USA’s healing after September 11th.  I have been trying to make this show with Lee Greenwood happen for many years, and with the huge involvement of our military, it will be a moving and memorable night!  And we all need a night like this now more than ever!”

Seats are limited.  Tickets start at $39 and are available at oshows.com or by calling 630.962.7000.