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THE EVENT: The National Infantry Museum’s Seventh Annual Salute to Soldiers Gala was focused on the upcoming 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Speakers cast the spotlight on the
late Daniel Inouye, the World War II Infantry hero and senator from Hawaii. Senator Inoyue helped get government funds to build the museum, consequently the parade field behind the museum is named for him.
THE HIGHLIGHTS: It was a night of surprises at the National Infantry Museum’s gala. A flash mob of talented musicians appeared during the cocktail hour with a stirring rendition of America the Beautiful. Guests sang along and then followed the band downstairs to the tunes of the Infantry Song and When the Saints Go Marching In. Later, the band fired up The Stars and Stripes Forever to usher in a decadent dessert.
THE AUCTION: Among the popular silent auction items won was a trip to Hawaii, complete with tickets to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona Memorial.