On May 11, 2013, 70 years will have passed since the start of the bloody battle for the Attu Island captured by the Japanese military forces during 1943-1945. The WWII history of our state is rarely brought to public attention nowadays. It seems almost forgotten by the media, school curricular developers and the public at large. Meanwhile, according to the Alaska Veterans Memorial Museum data, there are more than thirty WWII veterans still living in Anchorage, Eagle River and the Wasilla area and about fifteen veterans reside in Fairbanks. It appears especially appropriate to commemorate their contribution to the state and the country on the date of the Battle of Attu 70th anniversary by inviting the public to learn more about Alaska's WWII history.

The World War II Remembrance Day project is designed as a series of public events - a combination of performing arts and visual informative presentations.

Please join us in Anchorage on Thursday, May 9, at 7 PM at St. Patrick's Parish Hall (2111 Muldoon Rd.) and in Fairbanks on Saturday, May 11, at 2 PM at the Alaska Centennial Center (2300 Airport Rd.)

Admission for WWII veterans is free of charge. For WWII veterans' invitations please call 907-677-8802.

For general public discounted tickets in advance may be purchased on-line at Centertix: http://alaskapac.centertix.net/eventperformances.asp?evt=1088 , or at the Alaska Veterans Museum at 333 W. 4th Ste. 277
Phone: 907- 677-8802, or $30 at the door.

Also, on Saturday, May 11, at 11 AM we invite Fairbanks residents to join us at the Alaska-Siberia WWII Monument located in Griffin Park in downtown Fairbanks for wreath-laying ceremony.

We will be happy to see you at one of our events in May of 2013.

Sincerely,
Alaska Veterans Museum
& the
Russian American Colony Singers.
Phone: 907-230-0280.

Guest artists involved in this historical and musical tribute are:

Svetlana Velitchko - Concert pianist, teacher former professor of Moscow Tchaikovsky Music Concervatory

Christine Keene - Actress, singer, and vocal instructor, lives in Anchorage

Leo Grinberg - singer and actor from Anchorage
 
Imasuat - Alaska Native Dance group from Anchorage

Tomodachi Daiko - Japanese Taiko drummers, Sand Lake Elementary School, Anchorage

Pavva - Alaska Native Dance group from Fairbanks

Friends in Dance - Russian dancing group from Fairbanks

JROTC classes from Anchorage East High School and Fairbanks Ben Eielson High School

We extend our "Thank you" to all who responded to our invitation to take part in this concert and helped to put the program together.

Artists Profiles             

Sincerely,
Alaska Veterans Museum
& the
Russian American Colony Singers.
Phone: 907-230-0280.

Address: P. O. Box 770787, Eagle River, Alaska 99577, U.S.A.

Conductor -
Pavel Sharomov,
Honored Artist of Russia

RACS Art Director -Zlata Lund

Русский Хор на Аляске

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The Russian-American Colony Singers choir, together with the Alaska Veterans Museum, presents a commemorative WWII project dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the WWII battles fought on Alaskan soil.

Photos: Fyodor Soloview