On Friday, September 7, 2012, the Armed Forces History Museum hosted their first USA Spirit of America evening, which proved to be a spectacular event filled with fun, dancing and great entertainment. As visitors arrived, they were given a red carpet welcome and greeted by a group of paparazzi, snapping photos and asking for autographs. WWII re-enactors also welcomed guests, played vintage music and took time to pose for pictures.
Many of those in attendance dressed in service and vintage attire reflecting the 1940s Big Band Era. The 19 piece orchestra – 10 O’Clock Band provided music that left even the most timid tapping their feet. The dance floor remained full throughout the evening with a significant number of guests of ALL ages ‘cutting a rug’ and displaying some talented swing dancing moves. The evening was rounded out with Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra impersonators, taking everyone back to a time when swooning and soft shoe captured the attention of a crowd.
The Armed Forces History Museum was pleased that the evening a huge success and would like to extend their sincere thanks to Maggi Veteran’s Solution for their sponsorship along with sponsorships in part by the Tampa Bay Times, Florida Restaurant Purchasing Group and WFLA – without their generosity, the evening would not have been possible. Proceeds from the event will be used to support the AFHMs Educational Program. More photos of this wonderful evening are posted below.
The next big event hosted by the Armed Forces History Museum will be their 4th Annual Las Vegas Night for Charity on Saturday, October 6, 2012. For more information click on the link below:
USA STARS & STRIPES PHOTOS