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.