Tonight was my third time attending the Dreams Concert, held at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi.
The Dreams Concert is hosted given by the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. Basically, it's a 3-hour long fine arts festival. Songs, skits, tributes...
Dreams: A Celebration of America was pretty heavy stuff, especially when there are little kids in both the audience and performing it.
The only problems were that the mics weren't working and someone in the gun show kept messing up. Ooops.
They kind of centered it around World War II, and some high schoolers did a whole production of what a Canteen would've been like. There were World War II veterans and some soldiers. We saw the flag-folding and the gun-thing where they treat the gun like a baton.
Probably the most touching part, however, was when they were pretending to be waiting for the soldiers. They had posters like "Welcome home, Daddy," and "Respect and Wisdom are yours."
At the very end of the song, they had the special sound effect that announced a flight had ended. Soldiers (actors?) came from backstage and they made this big reunion thing. Not to mention what was going on the screens. We cried.
I was raised to respect the military. I've had family and friends serve in the military. War is hell. While some of those younger children don't completely understand that, they, hopefully, get the hint that military deserve respect, gratitude, love...