D-Day 75th anniversary concludes with authentic WWII field chapel service

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June 10, 2019

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Kevin Air might not be a real chaplain, but as he thundered down the aisle to the sound of the 29th Infantry Division Band, the audience stood as he passed, voices rising in a chorus of “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” with all the energy of a true congregation.

Despite a steady drizzle that confined the field chapel service to a Quonset hut set in the shadow of the towering memorial, more than a hundred people crowded in folding chairs — and in standing room at the back — to conclude the 75th anniversary observance of D-Day.