ANNA MARIA – The city of Anna Maria’s Memorial Day Patriotic Symphony Salute and the city’s Centennial Symphony celebration will take place back-to-back at City Pier Park on Memorial Day.
The city-sponsored festivities on Monday, May 29 will begin with the Patriotic Symphony Salute at 10 a.m., followed by the Centennial Symphony celebration at approximately 10:45 p.m.
Lasting approximately 45 minutes, the Memorial Day Salute will honor those who gave their lives in service to their country, as well as the spouses and significant others who also made their own sacrifices. The Memorial Day ceremony will feature the Anna Maria Island Concert Orchestra performing patriotic music and the theme songs for each branch of the United States military.
The Centennial Symphony celebration will pay tribute to Anna Maria’s 100th year as an officially chartered Florida city. Longtime Island resident Tom Aposporos will serve as the centennial celebration’s master of ceremonies. The Anna Maria Island Historical Society is providing him with historical information to share about the official founding of the city and the city’s first mayor, Mitch Davis.
The orchestra will perform some of the songs that were popular in 1923 when the city was chartered.