On December 7th, 2013, on the anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the Algonquin Arts Theater in Manasquan, New Jersey hosted a moving and evocative production.
From their website:
"A defining historic experience of the 20th Century was most certainly the tragic years from 1939-1945 that encompassed the events surrounding World War II. But even throughout those dark days, a spark of humanity and redemption continued to shine through.
In a moving tribute to the resiliency of the human spirit, Traveling Literary Theater, Dan Levinson's Band and International cabaret singer Maggie Worsdale pay homage to the men and women who struggled, fought, lived and died during that terrible conflict.
Seasoned professional actors in military costume share personal letters, quotes and accounts of the war, while the band features a number of songs that represent the feeling and mood of the era. This performance has proven time after time to be a fitting and uplifting tribute to the memory of those who made up what is now called "the greatest generation."
Members of the Jersey Shore Marines and Veterans of Foreign Wars presented the colors prior to the concert. A special treat for us was the attendance of a survivor from the Pearl Harbor attack - the entire audience came to their feet to honor him and all others who fought for our freedoms.
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