Benedictine cadets perform in France to mark 75th anniversary of D-Day

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Cadets from Benedictine College Preparatory School in Richmond spent the week in France, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion during WWII. 

The school posted several photos to social media showing highlights of the trip. 

On Wednesday, the cadets visited Arromanches in Normandy. That was the midpoint of the American and British landing beaches and the location of the artificial port created to resupply the D-Day troops. 

On Thursday, 75 years after troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, the Benedictine Pipe & Drum band performed at the American Cemetery of Saint James in Brittany. The cemetery contains the remains of 4,410 American war dead, most of whom lost their lives in the Normandy and Brittany campaigns of 1944.

Hear the band play: 

Friday morning, the group visited the D-Day Memorial at Omaha Beach, one of the five landing areas of the Normandy invasion on June 6, 1944. 

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