Westerville Community Bands
A Tradition of Music and Community

2020 Memorial Day Concert

In the 2019 Harper Collins book “Every Man A Hero,” World War II Veteran Ray Lambert provides a firsthand account when he, as a U.S. Army Staff Sergeant and Medic, was among the first wave of soldiers storming Omaha Beach during D-Day.

Upon reading the book, which was co-authored by Jim Defelice, Westerville-area composer and musician Bob Munson became inspired to create a musical composition by the same name that, through music, gives audiences and performers an appreciation for what Allied Forces experienced during this initial phase of operations to liberate Western Europe from Nazi Germany’s control.