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A musical celebration of Cairo’s Hometown Heroes and all veterans

May 17, 2019 11:28 am

CAIRO — Performing patriotic music for veterans and the public alike, the 77th Regimental Balladeers will come to Cairo at 2 p.m. May 18 for a very special Armed Forces Day event at Cairo Resurrection Lutheran Church, 186 Main St., Cairo.

Hosted by the Cairo Historical Society, “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” is a musical salute to all of the nation’s veterans.

Embark on a historical journey as the 77th Regimental Balladeers, along with the Cairo Resurrection Lutheran Church Choir and Bell Ringers, perform songs of the American Revolutionary period to the Vietnam War era.

This musical program is a celebration of all veterans, with an emphasis on Cairo’s Hometown Heroes, past and present, who are honored on banners throughout town.

Based in Windham, the 77th Regimental Balladeers has been performing for more than 20 years. The band of re-enactors is dedicated to preserving the songs, tunes, history and spirit of America’s military. Come and experience America’s war-time story through song, still images, film, verse and sing-a-long segments.

Light refreshments will be served in the World War II Canteen during intermission, along with a demonstration by the Albany Swing Dancers and a USO tribute.

Tickets are $10 with a 50% discount for anyone who comes in period dress from the American Revolution to the Vietnam War era. Seating is limited and advance purchase is recommended.

For tickets or information, contact Sylvia Hasenkopf at 518-821-3852 or