Lyme–Old Lyme High School was proud to be the only school from Connecticut — and one of two from New England — that performed at the 75th Anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 2016 in Hawaii. High School musicians from around the country came together on the decks of the USS Missouri to commemorate the events that brought the United States into World War II.
It was on the Battleship Missouri, in Tokyo Bay in September 1945, that the papers of surrender were signed by representatives of the Allied and Axis powers — formally ending the war. The Missouri is now docked in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii as a permanent memorial, providing the bookend to the story of the bombing on December 7, 1941 that launched US involvement in the war.
LOLHS Chorus and Band members prepared for months prior to this performance, and members of Friends of Music Lyme–Old Lyme worked for over a year to raise funds to help defray the cost of sending our student musicians to this historic event!