From the moment she walks on stage, Deana Martin takes her audience on a musical journey with her non-stop dynamic energy, honoring her legendary father Dean Martin and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four decades. For this Memorial Day week, Martin has been tapped to perform and participate in multiple events honoring our veterans in the greater Washington, D.C. area.
On Thursday, May 23rd, Deana will make a personal appearance at the 31st Annual National Education & Leadership Awards Gala at Gaylord National Harbor in National Harbor, Maryland. Originally called “Figli d’Italia,” the Order Sons of Italy in America® was established in the Little Italy neighborhood of New York City on June 22, 1905, by Vincenzo Sellaro, M.D., and five other Italian immigrants who came to the United States during the great Italian migration (1880-1923). Their aim was to create a support system for all Italian immigrants that would assist them with becoming U.S. citizens, provide health/death benefits and educational opportunities and offer assistance with assimilation in America. For more information, visit nelagala.org or osia.org.
Friday, May 24th Deana will visit Voice Of America’s ‘Border Crossings’ program to perform and talk about her family legacy and rich entertainment history. The program is taped to air at a later date with further details forthcoming.
On Sunday, May 26th Deana will make a personal appearance at the National Memorial Day Concert. The concert is a free annual concert performed on the west lawn of the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C., in celebration of Memorial Day since 1989. It is held on the last Sunday in May. Tune in LIVE on PBS at 8pm ET. For more information and local listings, visit PBS.org.
For Memorial Day, Monday, May 27th, Deana will make multiple personal appearances and performances, including the National World War II Memorial (9am ET), Arlington National Cemetery – Arlington’s Memorial Amphitheater (11am ET), The Parade of Heroes (WW1 Memorial, Washington, D.C. at 1pm ET), and the Korean War Veteran’s Memorial on the Mall in Washington, D.C. (5pm ET).
Memorial Day Observance at the World War II Memorial (Personal Appearance & Performance)
The Friends of the National World War II Memorial will pay tribute to the more than 400,000 Americans who lost their lives during WWII during a special Memorial Day Observance at the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C. The ceremony will also mark the 15th anniversary of the dedication of the World War II Memorial. As part of the commemoration, a dozen World War II veterans will lay wreaths at the Freedom Wall in remembrance of their fallen brothers and sisters.
Where: National World War II Memorial, Washington, D.C.
When: Monday, May 27 9am
More information and reservations: wwiimemorialfriends.networkforgood.com