For the 19th straight year, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra reminded travelers and guests at Orlando International Airport about America’s remarkable gift of freedom.

The Liberty Weekend concert filled the airport’s Atrium area with a patriotic musical experience for hundreds of travelers, visitors and members of the community.

The Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Christopher Confessore, performed a playlist of patriotic favorites along with special selections to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11’s moon landing.

The Greater Orlando Aviation Authority (GOAA) also presented the seventh annual Colonel Joe Kittinger Award to Robert “Bob” Snow. Snow served as a Navy pilot during the Vietnam War and flew foer over 6,500 hours as a civilian pilot, mostly as a skywriter and balloon pilot for Rosie O’Grady’s Flying Circus; and later founded Church Street Station that is credited with revitalizing Downtown Orlando.

Orlando International’s ’Liberty Weekend celebration was free to the public and presented as a partnership between the Greater Orlando Aviation Authority and the Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport. Each year attendees received American flags, patriotic pins and complimentary parking.

Positively Osceola would like to thank the Orlando International Airport for once again hosting the always amazing and reverent Liberty Weekend Concert!