SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS

PATRIOT DAY, 2020

Presented by Veterans National Entertainment Workshop
and American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283

Featuring performances by veterans and first responder

About the SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS Concert

In observance of Patriot Day 2020, The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop and The American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 honor the heroes on the front lines of the pandemic with a FREE ONLINE CONCERT “SALUTE TO FIRST RESPONDERS” featuring First Responders and U.S. Military Veterans performing original and popular songs.

We thank First Responders, U.S. Military Veterans and essential workers for their selflessness and their commitment to helping those in critical need during the pandemic. The Concert is hosted by comedian, BJ Lange (U.S.A.F. Medic/Retired), features a diverse cast of nurses, doctors, paramedics, police, firefighters and military veterans singing songs that inspire them during these difficult times. The Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Band, The National Virtual Medical Orchestra, Grammy-nominated composer Jimmy Dunne and singer/composer Annie Bosko are spotlighted, and major government officials salute our first responders.

About American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283

The Pacific Coast Post is located in Pacific Palisades, California and serves the communities in West Los Angeles, California. The American Legion is a congressionally chartered mutual-aid veterans organization of the United States armed forces founded on four pillars - Veterans Affairs and Rehabilitation, National Security, Americanism and Children and Youth. Each of these pillars encompasses a variety of programs and services that benefit our nation’s veterans, its service members, their families, the youth of America and ordinary citizens.

About the Veterans National Entertainment Workshop

VNEW is a nonprofit 501c3 organization that helps U.S. military veterans cope with stress, substance abuse, homelessness and other challenges and find community through music.

Our Performers

Hosted by

BJ Lange
U.S. Air Force Reserve, Medic

Featuring

Dawn Anderson
Director of Operations
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Band

Nick Bandarenko
Duke University Medical Center
Member, National Virtual Medical Orchestra

Derick Bell
Veteran, U.S. Navy, Medic

Theresa Bowman
Veteran, U.S. Air Force

Boxcar
Jorge Valcárcel

Cardiac Nurse, VA / Veteran, U.S. Coast Guard

Dusty Carlson
U.S. Air Force, Active Duty

Audrey Kwong
Kathryn Yuill

U.S. Air Force, Active Duty

Jimmy Dunne
Composer, Writer, Producer

Eric Garcetti
Mayor of Los Angeles

Kathleen Farless
Registered Nurse, ICU

Julianne Homokay
Paramedic

Ed Kasper
Patrolman, Santa Barbara Police Department
Veteran, U.S. Navy

Rich Little
Actor/Impressionist/Author

Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department Band

Hunter Nichols
Firefighter/Paramedic

Rudy Ortega, Jr.
President, Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

Alex Padilla
Secretary of State of California

Hilda Solis
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 1st District

Loretta Swit
Actress/Activist/Author
M*A*S*H Television Series

Colette Thomas, MSW
Veteran, U.S. Air Force

Jason Tibbetts
Glendora Police Department, Glendora, California

Rachael Tibbets

Quartrail Tucker
Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army

Mark Villaseñor
Vice President, Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

The Veterans National Entertainment Workshop and American Legion Ronald Reagan-Palisades Post 283 would like to thank the following people and organizations who helped with Salute To First Responders

Eric Garcetti
Mayor of Los Angeles

Alex Padilla
Secretary of State of California

Hilda Solis
Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, 1st District

Loretta Swit

Rich Little

Rudy Ortega, Jr., Tribal President
Mark Villaseñor, Vice President

Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

James Cragg
Commander RRP Post 283

Commander Jere Romano, Junior
Past Commander RRP Post 283

Joshua Lang
Mechanical Dragons LLC.

American Legion Sheriff’s Star Post 309

Scouts, B.S.A Troop 223
Pacific Palisades, California

Jimmy Dunne
Inspire Entertainment

Michael Girard
Oracle Film & Video

Dan Glass
Music Director
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Band

Larry Kirven
Scoutmaster Girls Troop 223

Candy Leonard
L&E Transcriptions

Los Angeles Veterans Collaborative

Sgt. Oscar A. Martinez
Lt. Ernest Bille
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

Lourdes Machado
Deputy Chief Administrator and Assistant
to California Secretary of State Alex Padilla

John Masko, Music Director
Richard Logothetis, Executive Director

National Virtual Medical Orchestra

NEP Services

Angela Padilla

The Pink Lady and Chaplain Dov Cohen

John Proulx

Xochitl Ramos
Executive Office of the Tribal President
Fernandeño Tataviam Band of Mission Indians

Diana Vargas
Staff Assistant
Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis

Larry Vasquez, Captain, USN (Ret.)
Director, Military and Veterans Affairs
Office of the Mayor, City of Los Angeles

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