The Hillgrove High School Marching Band and Orchestra will travel to Normandy France in June of 2019 to participate in the 75th anniversary of D-Day commemoration ceremonies. With over 200 travelers, Cobb County’s music programs will be well represented. Included in the itinerary are two performances at the American Cemeteries at Brittany and Normandy France, a concert in the town square in St Mere Eglise, a concert in Paris, and the 75th annual D-Day Parade through St Mere Eglise. The students will also tour many sites associated with the battles in France during World War 2. The students will also place commemorative “Challenge Coins” on the gravestone of each and every Georgia-born soldier buried in these two cemeteries, a token of our gratitude for their sacrifice.
5 Battle Stars
Central Europe – Invasion Arrowhead
Two Purple Hearts
Last Week of the war
Christopher Ferrell, Supervisor