Great job to the Philly POPS and the unofficial Mayor of Broad Street Philly POPS President Frank Giordano!
On Thursday, July 10, 2014 The Philly POPS announced when they premiere the 2014 Christmas Spectacular concert series, the audience will be filled with members of the military and first responders. At this first annual I’ll Be Home for Christmas Spectacular – A Salute to the Military and First Responders, The Philly POPS will provide 2,000 tickets as a thank you to the people who support us all year long through the Liberty USO and the City of Philadelphia Fire & Police departments. The concert will be held on December 5, 2014 at 8 p.m. at The Kimmel Center.
Philly POPS President Frank Giordano is thrilled to make this personal dream come true and to have so much corporate and individual support joining The Philly POPS to make this a reality. “At each Christmas concert, we recognize our military and last year I realized that we need to have them here, in our audience, to enjoy this incredible music. The military and first responders, who are members of the Philadelphia Police and Fire Departments, deserve to be recognized for putting their lives “on the line”. It’s my pleasure to distribute tickets through the cooperation of several partners including Joseph Brooks of Liberty USO, Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, outgoing Fire Commissioner Lloyd Ayers and incoming Fire Commissioner Derrick Sawyer. They will see that deserving members of the military and the police and fire departments are invited. This entire effort has been made possible through the support of corporations, foundations, and individuals who share our deep appreciation for all these altruistic people, who are the backbone of our nation.”