Re-Creation group members arrive at each facility about 4 hours before show time, to set-up equipment, change into costume and visit throughout the individual rooms and wards. They take the time to visit personally and intimately with patients, expressing a nation's gratitude for the veterans' sacrifices. The visits are lively and enthusiastic. Each veteran is greeted with respect and admiration.
The veterans are then escorted to the performance area...and what a show! A vibrant vocal blend, exciting dance, glittering costumes, audience interaction, and the best American music all create an unforgettable experience.
Re-Creation always ends the program with heartfelt words of thanks for the veterans. This is probably one of the most impacting times in the program. The group's goal is to remind these very special men and women that they are not alone, and that there are people in this country who are aware and appreciative for what our veterans have done for America.
After the closing patriotic finale, the group members spend more time visiting, signing pictures and then take everyone back to his or her room, pack-up equipment and drive on…averaging about 300 miles a day!