National World War II Museum

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.

The National World War II Museum plans to celebrate a veteran's 108th birthday this week. The museum says Lawrence Brooks' birthday is Tuesday, and he'll be at the museum for cupcakes and a ceremony featuring the Victory Belles close-harmony trio.

 The New Orleans man served in the predominantly African-American 91st Engineer Battalion, which was stationed in New Guinea and the Philippines during World War II. He was a servant to three white officers.