A Salute to Those Who Serve

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Christmas Concert For the Troops took place on Dec 6, 2011  in Washington D.C. in honor of the men and women who serve our country, with performances by The Beach Boys, The National Symphony Orchestra conducted by Marvin Hamlisch, and a program of holiday surprises.

Actor John Stamos as the evening’s host. Country star Lorrie Morgan and actress Marlee Matlin also took to the stage to pay tribute to soldiers in active duty at the annual Christmas Concert For The Troops at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts Concert Hall.


Morgan sang the holiday classic My Favorite Things as well as In My Room with the Beach Boys, before joining with Broadway star John Lloyd Young to perform America The Beautiful as a duet.

The evening’s host Stamos comments  after event: “I was humbled to perform for our troops in D.C. tonight – important to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!”.

The event was presented by D.C. residents Suzy and Bob Pence along with the USO of Metropolitan Washington.

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas!



  1. Just to say that your music lifts and inspires me. My voluntary work is with seafarers, and the small centre I run in Falmouth, Cornwall, England welcomes seafarers of all nations, of every religion and no religion. Our welcome is truly warm and international, and this is where I think it parallels your music.
    Thank you for your contribution to my life, I am the richer for loving your music. Penny

  2. A few years ago I attended one of your performances in Washington, D.C. for a celebration
    with The U.S. Army, The U.S. Navy and the U.S. Air Force.
    You were the performer for the evening. I will never forget how you composed a
    song on the spot paying tribute to all of us. It was funny and beautiful! I get a big smile
    every time I remember that moment. Be well SIR!
    Sarah B