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NASHVILLE, Tenn.—StowTown recording artist and acclaimed vocalist Charles Billingsley spent Independence Day at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in France, where he participated in a special service of remembrance for D-Day heroes.

He performed “The Lord’s Prayer” and the national anthem at the historic site of World War II’s Allied invasion, where 9,387 American soldiers are now buried. A choir of more than 100 Americans, many who lost relatives and loved ones during the D-Day operation 72 years ago, backed Billingsley for the performance.

“I was humbled and honored to participate in this meaningful memorial service,” Billingsley said. “Traveling with my family to such an important place of remembrance further galvanized my pride as an American. I am thankful for the freedom our selfless soldiers upheld for us on those shores; their sacrifices will never be forgotten.”

Billingsley’s latest critically acclaimed recording, Right Here (buy), released March 4 from StowTown Records (Provident/Sony Distribution). The project was produced by GRAMMY® Award-winners Seth Mosley (TobyMac, Newsboys) and Mike “X” O’Connor (for KING & COUNTRY, Matthew West), and Dove Award-winner Keith Everette Smith (Karyn Williams).