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O’Brien Performs at ‘Arsenal of Democracy’ Gala at Smithsonian

The "Arsenal of Democracy:  World War II Victory Gala" is held at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC on thursday, May 7, 2015.  The Gala is being held the night before an exceptional flyover of the National Mall by historic WWII aircraft. (James R. Brantley)

The “Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Gala” is held at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC on thursday, May 7, 2015. The Gala is being held the night before an exceptional flyover of the National Mall by historic WWII aircraft. (James R. Brantley)

Curb College music business instructor Dwayne O’Brien was recently invited to perform his song, “We Remember,” as the featured soloist at a gala dinner as part of the Arsenal of Democracy: World War II Victory Capitol Flyover. The three-day event included one of the most diverse arrays of World War II aircraft ever assembled flying above the skies of Washington, D.C. in celebration of the 70th anniversary of Victory in Europe (VE) Day.

The dinner, held at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, featured combat heroes sharing their personal stories of experiences in the European and Pacific theaters. O’Brien, a pilot himself, wrote “We Remember” as a a tribute to military aviation, and his video for the song has been viewed nearly 3 million times on YouTube. The video was played as O’Brien, co-founder of country band Little Texas, sang along to those gathered at the Arsenal of Democracy gala.