Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler is off to a spectacular Memorial Day Weekend, honoring our military and our Heroes at Home. The festivities began as Laura kicked off the weekend by the “Unlocking of the Ocean” ceremony in Wildwood, New Jersey.
On Sunday evening, Laura will participated in the Celebration of Heroes Concert, an event in Wildwood that honors the men and women who serve our country in the military along with our first responders.
The event will featured former SNL star Joe Piscopo and his 17-piece Orchestra; Grammy Winner Lee Greenwood; Michael Longoria, original cast member (Frankie Valli) of the hit Broadway Show The Jersey Boys; and American Idol finalists Michael Sarver and Haley Scarnato at the Wildwoods Convention Center’s Oceanfront Arena.
About the Miss America Pageant
The Miss America Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the world’s largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. Last year, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations made available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance.
- Photos courtesy of Deb Knoske, the Miss America Organization
View Miss America pageant results for the January 2012 pageant