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Lindsey Wilson Singers Honor U.S. Military Killed in D-Day Invasion

Posted on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 [8:52 AM]

COLUMBIA, Ky. -- A group of Lindsey Wilson College students celebrated the July 4 holiday by paying tribute to Americans who paid the ultimate price for to preserve the nation's freedom.

A select ensemble from the Lindsey Wilson Singers performed July 4 at a Memorial Recital and Wreath-Laying Ceremony at the Normandy American Cemetery in France. The students performed under the direction of LWC Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Ensembles Gerald Chafin.


A total of 73,000 U.S. soldiers were part of the 156,000 Allied troops who took part in the June 6, 1944, D-Day invasion, the largest amphibious invasion in world history. Almost 2,500 U.S. soldiers were killed during the invasion.


The students who participated in the July 4 event in Normandy were: John Brown of Albany, Ky.; Allison Chafin  of Columbia; Amber Clark of Kennesaw, Ga.; Jeremy Cloyd of Tompkinsville, Ky.; Kailyn Conner of Albany, Ky.; Andrew Ferguson of Columbia; Chelsea Pike of Campbellsville, Ky.; Emily Ramage of Columbia; Bailey Scott of Auburn, Ky.; Christian Talley of Columbia; and Lydia Tiller of Columbia.

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