Military Concert Will Mark Pearl Harbor Day at U.Va.

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Military Concert Will Mark Pearl Harbor Day at U.Va.

December 1, 2009 — The 68th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor will be observed Monday with a military concert on the north plaza of the Rotunda at the University of Virginia.

The concert, which is to start at 6 p.m., will feature the Pipe and Drum Corps from Virginia Military Institute and the Fife and Drum Corps from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. The performance will last about 30 minutes.

The U.Va.-based Critical Incident Analysis Group is hosting the concert. Located within the School of Medicine, the group is an international, interdisciplinary and interprofessional group of scholars and practitioners who work to understand the impact of critical incidents on people, communities and social structures.

"In our country's history, there have been only a few events that have been so galvanizing that the date alone is symbolic," Dr. Gregory Saathoff, executive director, said. "Although Sept. 11, 2001, is our most recent example, Dec. 7, 1941, was another such date that served as both a trauma and a challenge."

The event, he said, emphasizes the role that citizens, communities, governments and private sector organizations perform in building a more resilient nation. Additionally, it will express appreciation for those who have served in uniform.

In the event of rain, the concert will be held in the Newcomb Hall Ballroom at 6:10 p.m. The public will be admitted starting at 6:05 p.m.

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Virginia Military Institute
Pipe and Drum Corps

U.S. Army Military District of Washington
Old Guard Fife and Drum Corps


Guests Include

Baird, Congressman Brian - U.S. Representative, 3rd Congressional District, State of Washington

Baliles, Gov. Gerald - Director, Miller Center of Public Affairs, University of Virginia

Briese, Chris - Deputy Assistant Director, FBI (Critical Incident Response Group)

Casscells, Secretary Ward - Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs

Howell, Ambassador Nat - John Minor Maury, Jr. Professor of Public Affairs, University of Virginia

Kimmitt, General Mark - Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Middle East Policy

Marsh, Hon. John O. (Jack) - Member, Advisory Board, CIAG; former Secretary of the Army; member of the U.S. House of Representatives and Counselor to the Vice- President and Counselor to the President

Meese, Hon. Edwin - Chairman, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, Heritage Foundation, CIAG Co-Chair

Price, Col. Lisa - Commander, National Ground Intelligence Center 

Robb, Sen. Chuck - Distinguished Professor of Law and Public Policy, George Mason University

Sandridge, Leonard - Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, University of Virginia

Zarate, Juan - Dep. Asst to the President and Dep. National Security Advisor for Combating Terrorism: 2005 to 2009

Leadership from the American Red Cross includes

DeFrancisco, Gerald - President, Humanitarian Services, American National Red Cross

Leadership from UVA ROTC includes

Miller, General John - Commander/Commandant, US Army Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School, Charlottesville, VA