Photo Flash: Anthony Kearns at Pre-Inaugural Reception for Congressional Medal of Honor Society
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by BWW News Desk
World-renowned Tenor Anthony Kearns was the guest of Army General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of The Joint Chiefs of Staff, at a Pre-Inaugural Brunch in honor of The Congressional Medal of Honor Society. The private luncheon honoring America's Medal of Honor recipients took place on Sunday, January 20, 2013, and was attended by members of The JointChiefs of Staff, senior enlisted advisors, and other special guests. Scroll below for photos from the event!
General Dempsey serves as the highest-ranking military officer in charge of the U.S. Armed Forces. The Medal of Honor is the highest award for valor in action against an enemy force which can be bestowed upon an individual serving in the Armed Services of the United States.Mr. Kearns sang solo renditions of "Isle of Hope, Isle of Tears," and his new song, "O' America," as well as other selections with the U.S. Army Chorus. As one of the nation's only professional men's choruses, they frequently perform at many prestigious state functions, frequently at the White House, the U.S. Capitol, Supreme Court, and other venues.
Kearns previously performed, "O' America," with the U.S. Air Force Band during the Veterans Day Special, "America's Veterans: A Military Tribute," that aired on Maryland Public Television (PBS). The beautiful song resulted from a collaborative effort between Irish songwriter Brendan Graham and American William Joseph.
Mr. Kearns and The Irish Tenors have ten best-selling CDs, many of which have gone gold, platinum and double platinum. They also have five PBS Special, and are one of the top three highest-grossing acts for PBS. Kearns is a respected ambassador for Ireland, frequently lending his voice for many premier military ceremonies and benefits such as the USO, Stand Up for Heroes, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, ThanksUSA, and others. Mr. Kearns' appearance at the Medal of Honor Society Luncheon was arranged by Kirsten Fedewa & Associates, L.L.C.Photo Credit: Department of Defense photo by D. Myles Cullen (in conjunction with Kirsten Fedewa & Assoc LLC)