Program Details

A Veterans Day Musical Tribute - Boca Raton

PinkSlip Duo
Video Catch-up

Course Description

Join the PinkSlip Duo as they commemorate Veterans Day and honor our OLLI vets! Veterans Day originated as "Armistice Day" on the first anniversary of the end of World War I, Nov. 11, 1919. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance of it, and in 1938, Veterans Day became a national holiday. This special program begins with fascinating facts about the day's origin and continues with a tribute to today's veterans with the medley of armed services anthems, including that of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard, while veterans of those branches stand to be acknowledged. PinkSlip will perform popular songs from World War II (Andrews Sisters, Doris Day), the Korean War (Patti Page, the Weavers), and the Vietnam era (The Animals, Buffalo Springfield, Marvin Gaye, Country Joe and the Fish, and more). Like all of PinkSlip's musical lectures, this program will have stimulating slides, beautiful harmony arrangements, and song lyrics for a sing-along. "The evening is always a pleasure and their preparation for and repartee during the program are so refreshing. Five stars!" - OLLI Patron

About the Instructor

  • Joan Friedenberg, Ph.D. (harmony vocals, keyboard, guitar, autoharp, ukulele) is a 30-year professor of education and author, and Bill Bowen (lead vocals, guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica) is a 35-year journalist, including 23 years at the Palm Beach Post. Both overlapped their careers with a penchant for performing music. They formed the PinkSlip Duo 13 years ago and used their research and writing skills to create musical lectures about their musical heroes. The PinkSlip Duo was named “Best Folk Band” for Palm Beach and Broward counties by New Times.