By Lauressa Reese, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and RecreationFebruary 22, 2011
SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Gary Sinise and the Lt. Dan Band came to Hawaii and rocked the house, Feb. 12.
Blue Star Card holders started lining up around 4:30 p.m. at Martinez Fitness Center, here.
They were eager to get their spot near the stage to enjoy well-known musical hits.
Community members walked to the gym from throughout post to enjoy this free concert, compliments of the USO, TriWest Healthcare Alliance and the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
The concert started promptly at 7 p.m. The gym was dark except for colorful spotlights that circled the musicians onstage.
Keiki enjoyed glow sticks, refreshments and dancing throughout the night. Looks of excitement showed on their faces as they enjoyed all the things happening around them.
Throughout the night, the crowd enjoyed tunes such as Journey's "Don't Stop Believing," Labelle's "Lady Marmalade," Lionel Ritchie's "All Night Long" and Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Sweet Home Alabama."
"You Make Me Feel Like A Natural Woman," according to Heather Orr, "was awesome. The band did a wonderful job!"
After the concert was over, Sinise took photos with Blue Star Card holders, stage and setup crews, and military police.
Blue Star Card holder Kate Bathkey was ecstatic about getting an autograph and photos with Sinise.
"We need more ladies nights out, without the kids," Bathkey said. "We are so happy that MWR provides these types of programs while our Soldiers are away."
Near the end of the concert, as Sinise saluted the room full of Soldiers and family members, he said he "could never repay them for all that they do," but sincerely thanks the military and family members for their service. A-"A?