A Tucson musician and poet performed patriotic songs at the site of Tucson's new World War II Memorial in a solo act of honoring those who fought and died.

Denise K. Higgins set up at the memorial after a forma unveiling event Nov. 1, playing her guitar and singing, and dedicating songs to people she knows.

Nearly all of the hundreds who attended the formal event had left the site when she set up and began singing.