Salute to the Military is our annual opening night ceremony of Nutcracker that celebrates and thanks all military members and branches for their service. This moving entre into the program features the Manassas Ballet Theatre Orchestra playing the National Anthem and a medley of all the service anthems, bagpipes playing “Amazing Grace” from the second balcony, a color guard, and the introduction of our honoree of the year.

MBT is pleased to announce that Marie Komyathy is our honoree for our Salute to the Military on opening night of The Nutcracker on Wednesday, December 18, 2019.

In 1950, upon graduation from nursing school, Marie joined the Navy. She served at the Newport, RI and Charleston, SC Naval Hospitals during the Korean War. After active duty, Marie married an Army Air Corp veteran who served in World War II. Today, she remains committed to veterans and service through her work with various organizations including the VFW and American Legion here in Manassas. Marie currently serves as the Youth Committee Chair for American Legion Post 10, is a charter member of the Women in Military Service to America Memorial at Arlington Cemetery and enjoys greeting veterans arriving in DC on honor flights.

Active duty military, veterans and first responders are invited to attend at no charge, with accompanying tickets offered at 25% off.

On the Hylton website use the code SERVICE to access this special offer.

Salute to the Military is made possible by a generous grant from Dominion Energy.