Join us for a free evening concert this Valentine’s Day to reflect upon the many forms of love–such as appreciation, respect, longing–all evidenced by National Salute Week. Created by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in 1977, National Salute Week occurs each year around Valentine’s Day, when the suicide rate among veterans with PTSD sadly skyrockets.
This Valentine’s Day, the National Postal Museum is honored to host the Pitch Pipe Foundation for a special evening concert to raise awareness about hardships our veterans face and show them support. A non-profit organization founded to bring great artist to communities in great need, the Pitch Pipe Foundation has worked with the Veterans Affairs administration to organize classical music concerts at Veterans hospitals and facilities throughout the United States in honor of National Salute Week.
All are welcome to enjoy the concert and explore the museum after-hours. We will also have a pop-up thank you note writing station, allowing concert participants to contribute to the cause of National Salute Week in a unique and personal way. The messages crafted during the program will be sent to veterans via Operation Gratitude.
Doors open to the public at 6:00 pm; complimentary bar and light refreshments provided. The program starts at 6:20 pm. Admission is free but advance registration is requested. Please register at the link provided.
About the music:
Program to include Debussy’s Sonata for Violin and Piano (a popular song during WWI), Beethoven’s Violin Sonata No 1 Opus 12, Mozart’s Sonata for Piano and Violin in E minor and beloved favorites by George Gershwin and Cole Porter.