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Daughtry concert kicks off USS Midway Memorial Day Weekend celebrations

Posted at 11:10 PM, May 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-25 10:33:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — Memorial Day Weekend kicked off Friday night on the USS Midway.

As a part of their Legacy Week, they had their annual benefit concert. This year, Daughtry took the stage.

Kevin Beam is a big fan and made sure to buy his tickets early, “you got Memorial Day Weekend, Daughtry and beautiful San Diego”.

People filled the top deck of the Midway. Ahead of the concert, the USS Midway Foundation presented three $11,800 checks to different local charities.

The night served as a way for people to remember and honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Penny Erickson was especially grateful for the event Friday, “I’m from a military family my dad was from Pearl Harbor so it means a lot to me.”

Chuck Erickson is a volunteer for the USS Midway and a veteran. Friday night, he tells 10News he’s making sure he is grateful all weekend long, “a lot of people lost their lives giving us the freedom we have today”.

The USS Midway will have there Legacy Week events through Memorial Day.