St. Augustine Marching 100 travels to Normandy to perform at D-Day Ceremonies

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The St. Augustine Marching 100 is heading to Normandy, France. to commemorate the 80th anniversary of D-day. School President Aulston Taylor says the students are excited and ready for this incredible journey.

“They have been practicing for over a month.  Songs that we had to learn for the performance.  And they are practicing two times this week as we finish up and then head over on Monday.”

Taylor says while St. Augustin looks at themselves as ambassador for the school but this brings new opportunities.

“Now we are evolving to be an ambassador for our city, our state and our country.  We look forward to taking our talents overseas to the soil of France.”

With fundraising efforts of $702,000 and the historical importance of the event, Taylor says the students aspire to be instruments  of healing and honor the brave individuals that risked everything for their country.

“Our young men understand the task.  You know this is a once in a lifetime opportunity for our young men to make a tremendous impression and showcase to the world what the state of Louisiana produces in young leadership.”

The students will head out June 3rd and return home on June 11th

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