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Navy Exchange honors Memorial Day with virtual concert series

Concert goers looking for something to do on Memorial Day weekend are in for a treat.

The Navy Exchange Service Command, the U.S. Navy retailer, is live streaming concerts for Memorial Day weekend.

“Our deserving patrons have experienced sacrifices beyond measure and have endured loss and grief unlike most,” said Rich Honiball, global chief merchandising and marketing officer for NEXCOM, in a prepared statement. “This weekend, as we remember this moment, those of us here at NEXCOM will be honoring and remembering all those brave men and women who have sacrificed serving our country.”

The Navy asked people Thursday to run a 5k to honor those who died in the line of duty.

“#RememberThisMoment is our way of honoring our service men and women as well as this unique moment in history, where we are all coming together to support each other during this unprecedented worldwide pandemic,” Honiball added. “Yes, we have great values in our stores and online, but more importantly, remembering for this moment, those who sacrifice each and every day to make our freedom possible.”

Each concert begins at 5 p.m. and is available on the Navy Exchanges’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

Here’s the schedule:

Friday, May 22

  • Guam – JJ Brown
  • Yokosuka – Tyler Glenn from Neon Trees
  • Bahrain – Canaan Smith
  • Norfolk – Larkin Poe
  • San Diego – Don McLean
  • Pearl Harbor – Little Hurricane

Saturday, May 23

  • Guam – Andy Clockwise
  • Yokosuka – Dillon Carmichael
  • Bahrain – Ronnie Winter from Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Norfolk – Cal Shapiro from Timeflies
  • San Diego – Ashe
  • Pearl Harbor – Sam Fischer

Sunday, May 24

  • Guam – The White Buffalo
  • Yokosuka – Alex Kinsey
  • Bahrain – Tyson Ritter from The All American Rejects
  • Norfolk – Randy Houser
  • San Diego – Sublime with Rome
  • Pearl Harbor – The Filharmonic

Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day)

  • Guam – Eric Paslay
  • Yokosuka – Sam Grow
  • Bahrain – Natalie Stovall
  • Norfolk – Special Broadcast with Lee Greenwood
  • San Diego – Michael Ray
  • Pearl Harbor – Jesse McCartney

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Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to julia@localvoicemedia.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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