JSU Marching Southerners to perform at 80th anniversary of D-Day ceremonies
They led the parade celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee in London in 2012, marking her 60th year on the throne.
They performed near the USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii in 2016, recognizing the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.
In 2019, they marched in the World Peace Day Parade in the Vatican, receiving a blessing from His Holiness Pope Frances.
Now, JSU’s famed Marching Southerners have been invited to perform in Normandy, France, in June 2024 to observe the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Band leadership notified students on Tuesday they will represent the US in ceremonies organized by the D-Day Commemoration Committee.