London Choir To Mark 60th Anniversary Of Chapel

Apr 16, 2018
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A world-renowned London choir and will give a free concert Monday evening at the National World War II Museum in New Orleans as part of an eight-city U.S. tour to mark the 60th anniversary of the American Memorial Chapel at St. Paul's Cathedral.

The chapel was dedicated in 1958 to honor Americans who were stationed in the United Kingdom during World War II.

The Boy Choristers of St. Paul's Cathedral began their tour with stops at Cincinnati and Atlanta, and will go on to Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Memphis and New York.

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 A ceremony marking the 60th anniversary of the integration of Little Rock Central High School will feature former President Bill Clinton.

 Monday's event at the school will also include the eight surviving members of the nine students who entered the school on Sept. 25, 1957, under escort by federal troops.

 The integration came after then-Arkansas Gov. Orval Faubus had called out the Arkansas National Guard to prevent the nine from entering the school.

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Today marks the 12th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina’s destructive landfall in Plaquemines Parish. State Climatolgist Barry Keim says Katrina had a storm surge of 28 feet, the biggest surge ever measured in the western hemisphere. Meanwhile, Keim says Harvey will be known for its torrential rains and flooding.

Kathleeen Blanco was the governor of Louisiana at the time. Blanco says the days after Katrina were very difficult, but she’ll be ever grateful to those who assisted Louisiana.