An old Titusville tradition was brought back Friday night as more than 300 people packed into the YMCA gym for A Veterans Day Performance.
It was small-town America on full display as members of several community groups came together to pay tribute to their friends and neighbors who served in the armed forces.
The idea to reinstitute a Veterans Day program came after the Titusville Summer Theater had to cancel its annual performance for the third year since the start of COVID.
“We still wanted to do something for the community. It’s been so long,” said Stephanie Cicero. She serves on the theater board, which sponsored the holiday performance and donated ticket sales to local veterans’ charities.
“The WWII music is just some great music,” Stephanie Cicero said of the setlist. It included patriotic standards like the “Star Spangled Banner”, “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “Armed Forces Salute” as well as a few vintage Christmas numbers and other 1940s war-inspired songs.
Though they might not have been around when Titusville held previous Veterans Day shows, they certainly had the backing of the town to make it happen this year as dozens of community members provided their talents to bring the Ciceros’ vision to life.
Story by Jill Harry
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