Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols at Coast Guard Academy Open to Public

The 2014 U.S. Coast Guard Academy Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

The 2014 U.S. Coast Guard Academy Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Cory J. Mendenhall.

NEW LONDON, Conn – The U.S. Coast Guard Academy will hold its annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols Wednesday Dec. 9, at the U.S. Coast Guard Memorial Chapel.

The service, set to start at 6:45 p.m., is the Academy’s kickoff for the holiday season and is free and open to the public.

Chief Petty Officer Megan Sesma, U. S. Coast Guard Band harpist, Petty Officer 1st Class Laurie Baynard, U.S. Coast Guard Band flautist, and the Cadet Handbell Choir will be performing prelude music at 6:45pm. The actual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols will begin at 7 p.m. and feature the Cadet Glee Club and Cadet Handbell Choir.

Immediately following the service will be the lighting of the Academy Christmas Tree.

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