A Star-Spangled Salute and Operation Care Package 2023

May 27, 2023 @ 7:30PM — 9:30PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) Add to Calendar

Reston Town Center Pavilion: 1818 Discovery Street Reston, VA 20190 Get Directions

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Honoring Those Who Sacrificed All and Thanking Those Who Serve

* Join us for A STAR-SPANGLED SALUTE on May 27th, a free patriotic concert honoring those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and OPERATION CARE PACKAGE (May 27-June 13), a care-packages-for-troops drive thanking those who serve.

Saturday, May 27, 7:30-9:30 PM
Bring a lawn chair and join The Reston Chorale and Brass Band of Northern Virginia at Reston Town Pavilion on Saturday, May 27th, for A Star-Spangled Salute. This free, family-friendly event will honor the men and women serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, and pay tribute to those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

When: Saturday, May 27, 7:30-9:30 pm
Where: Reston Town Center Pavilion

  • > Free concert of patriotic music and songs that celebrate America,
  • > A "Mail Call" station for troops where children and adults can create special thank you cards for military
  • > A care package drive to thank and support troops serving overseas.

How: Tickets are not required, but we encourage you to register so that we can update you in case of weather-related changes or the addition of new care package drop-off locations.

A Star Spangled Salute is sponsored by the Overton Family Trust in loving memory of Dr. Eugene Overton, Captain, United States Navy.

Donations Accepted: Saturday, May 27 - Tuesday, June 13

The event will also kick off Operation Care Package, a drive to collect and ship care package items to America's military personnel serving overseas. Since 2015, The Reston Chorale's has shipped more than 2,000 pounds of care package donations to troops serving in the Baltic region, the Middle East, Southeast Asia and Eastern Europe, reminding those serving far from home that they are remembered and appreciated.

Click here to download donation guidelines and a list of suggested items -- from snack foods to sports equipment.

Donations may be dropped off:
> Saturday, May 27, 7:30-9:30 pm, during A Star-Spangled Salute , Reston Town Center Pavilion or
> Tuesday, May 30 to Friday, June 9
> Bodies in Motion, 1760 Reston Parkway, #403, Reston, VA
> Reston Town Center Office Lobbies:
11951 Freedom Drive, 1818 Library Street, 1875 Explorer Street,
11950 Democracy Drive, 11915 Freedom Drive, 11911 Freedom Drive
> Tuesday, June 13th, between 2 and 7 pm at the Reston Community Center (tentative)

Click on the DONATE button to contribute financially, and we'll do the shopping for you.


The Reston Chorale thanks the Overton Family Trust, The Reston Town Center and Boston Properties for their support of A Star-Spangled Salute. And we thank the many generous individuals who contribute to our Operation Care Package drive and lift the spirits of our men and women who serve far from home.

Support us with a donation.