Veterans Day Program

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Pearl Harbor survivor William "Bill" Hughes, 95, recalls the events of Dec. 7, 1941, when he on board the USS Utah. Hear his harrowing tales and enjoy patriotic music performed by the Allen Community Band.

The Veterans Day concert will begin with the National Anthem, led by Chris Xeros, Korean War veteran and founding conductor of the Richardson Symphony and Allen Philharmonic. The concert concludes with the Texas premiere of "The Greatest Generation." Scored by Robert W. Smith for the 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor, this stirring piece includes accompanying narration.

Sponsored by the Allen Public Library, VFW 2195 and the Allen Community Band, the concert is free.

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