While people were acknowledging Memorial Day weekend by attending parades and planning barbecues, Sunsation Quartet from the Women of Note Chorus greeted returning veterans from Washington, D.C., with patriotic songs.
Southeast Florida Honor Flight has taken hundreds of World War II veterans on one-day trips to the WWII Memorial. Upon their return, a plane full of veterans from Palm Beach County and the surrounding counties returned to Palm Beach International to throngs of well-wishers, families, military, along with Sunsation Quartet anxious to entertain them.
As the quartet waited for the veterans to disembark, they heard a far-off drum beat. Then, as bagpipes led the way down the runway of Concourse B, the procession of veterans and the volunteers who keep them company accepted applause, handshakes and kisses. On cue with their crisp, harmonic blend, Sunsation greeted the group singing “The Star Spangled Banner,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” and “You Made Me Love You,” among many others.
The talented quartet, adorned in red sequined tops, charmed each of the traveling vets with their ringing chords and smiling faces. As the last of the veterans arrived, Sunsation sang “Mr. Sandman.”
The Women of Note Chorus is a chapter of Sweet Adelines International, a nonprofit music education association of women from all walks of life. The chorus holds open rehearsals and welcomes any woman who loves to sing and wants to have fun while making new friends.
The chorus rehearses every Monday night at Palm Beach Central High School in Wellington at 7 p.m. For more information about Women of Note, visit www.womenofnote.com or call (877) 966- 7464.