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Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival 2015

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Honoring Our Fallen Heroes
Korean War Theme
May 23—25, 2015

Keynote Speaker Announced: Yumi Hogan - First Lady, State of Maryland

The Town of Chesapeake Beach, Maryland is proud to announce Maryland State First Lady, Yumi Hogan, as the 2015 Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Keynote Speaker.  With this year’s theme concentration on the Korean War, we are pleased to have First Lady Hogan represent her Korean heritage during this commemoration.

Maryland's First Lady Yumi Hogan is the first Korean American first lady in the United States. Mrs. Hogan is a first-generation Korean American, an accomplished artist and an adjunct professor at Maryland Institute College of Art.

Mrs. Hogan grew up on a farm in the South Korean countryside and immigrated to the United States more than 20 years ago. Her artwork, created on traditional Hanji paper with traditional Sumi ink, has been featured in art shows and museums around Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia and Seoul, South Korea. In 2010, she won the Caruso Award at the International Juried Exhibition Circle Gallery in Annapolis.

As First Lady of the State of Maryland, Mrs. Hogan plans to support the arts community and advocate for arts programs in schools across the State, and host exhibitions for Maryland artists at Government House. In addition, she plans to become involved with organizations aimed at supporting single mothers, children and victims of domestic violence.

For additional information or questions, contact Connie O’Dell or Stephanie Zanelotti

For a printable copy of the above Press Release, click here .

Planning for the fourth annual Chesapeake Beach Stars and Stripes Festival is well underway. This year’s theme, is Korea, the Forgotten War. The Korean War began on June 25, 1950 and ended on July 27, 1953.

We have planned many great events from our Opening Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. at Veterans’ Memorial Park through to the American Legion’s Memorial Day Ceremony on Monday, May 25, 2015. Sunday, May 24 is our Sunday Family Fun Day from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Kellam's Field with educational and fun games and activities for all ages, picnic lunch, freebies, nonprofit vendors, Superheroes of Southern Maryland and other surprises while topping off the day with music from the era of the Korean War from The Fabulous Hubcaps.

Get ready folks, the Town of Chesapeake Beach is proud to present The Fabulous Hubcaps, one of America’s favorite Oldies show bands, to join in this year’s Stars and Stripes Festival! Performing together since 1974, this band’s flair for capturing the true likeness of the original artist will make you want to rock the night away. With sounds of Do-Wop, Country, Motown, Group Harmony, Rockabilly, Classic Rock and Roll, The Hubcaps will take you a musical journey you won’t forget!

Inducted into the Southern Legends Performing Arts Hall of Fame, and most recently, into the Maryland Entertainment Hall of Fame, Hubcaps performances are legendary for wowing audiences all over the country.

So, buckle up and get ready to have a blast traveling back in time with The Fabulous Hubcaps!  Mark your calendars to include the Stars and Stripes Festival in your Memorial Day plans. This will be a great opportunity to Honor Our Fallen Heroes, from not only the Korean War but all wars. The Festival is striving to bring back the true meaning of Memorial Day, to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for the people of this great Nation.

Volunteers and non-profit vendors who provide services to our military personnel and their families are needed for our non-profit tent on Sunday, May 24, 2015. Also needed are volunteers to assist with handing out programs and flags at the Opening Ceremony on Saturday, May 23, setting up and assisting with Sunday, May 24 activities as well as clean up after the Festival.

To volunteer yourself or your non-profit organization, please contact Festival Co-Chair Stephanie Zanelotti .

Please join us at Veterans’ Memorial Park on Monday, May 25 for the American Legion Memorial Day Ceremony at 10:00 a.m. as well as the National Moment of Silence at 3:00 p.m.

The National Moment of Silence, Honoring our Fallen Heroes, gives you and your family a chance to honor in your own special way wherever you may be at 3:00 p.m. on Monday.

For additional information or questions, contact Stephanie Zanelotti or  Connie O’Dell

We look forward to seeing you all this Memorial Day weekend.

God Bless our active military, veterans and fallen heroes alike. They all serve to give us our freedom and place their lives on the line to keep this the greatest nation in the world.

For Sponsorship Information and Donation Opportunities, click here .

For additional information contact Stephanie Zanelotti 
or call 301-752-0445

All events (unless otherwise stated) are free.  Donations are welcomed and greatly appreciated to ensure future Festivals to celebrate the true meaning of Memorial Day and honor our fallen heroes.


Stars & Stripes Fifth Grade Artwork 2013 (slideshow) -- click here

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Stars and Stripes Festival 2013 Photos

Stars and Stripes Festival 2012 Photos

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