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.