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Christmas service at the Academy

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The United States Coast Guard Academy Cadet Glee Club sings "We Are Singing, For the Lord is Our Light" to open the Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the United States Coast Guard Memorial Chapel on the grounds of the Coast Guard Academy in New London. The service, based on an 1880 Christmas Eve service drawn up by the Bishop of Truro, England, includes scripture reading, performances by the United States Coast Guard Hand Bell Choir and Cadet Glee Club. Following the service the academy's official Christmas Tree was lit outside the chapel.

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The United States Coast Guard Academy Cadet Glee Club processes into the chapel for the Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the United States Coast Guard Memorial Chapel on the grounds of the Coast Guard Academy in New London. The service, based on an 1880 Christmas Eve service drawn up by the Bishop of Truro, England, includes scripture reading, performances by the United States Coast Guard Hand Bell Choir and Cadet Glee Club. Following the service the academy's official Christmas Tree was lit outside the chapel.

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United States Coast Guard Band harpist Megan Sesma plays the prelude music at the start of the annual Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the United States Coast Guard Memorial Chapel on the grounds of the Coast Guard Academy in New London. The service, based on an 1880 Christmas Eve service drawn up by the Bishop of Truro, England, includes scripture reading, performances by the United States Coast Guard Hand Bell Choir and Cadet Glee Club. Following the service the academy's official Christmas Tree was lit outside the chapel.

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Attendees at the Christmas Service of Lessons and Carols sing "Silent Night" Wednesday, December 5, 2012 at the United States Coast Guard Memorial Chapel on the grounds of the Coast Guard Academy in New London. The service, based on an 1880 Christmas Eve service drawn up by the Bishop of Truro, England, includes scripture reading, performances by the United States Coast Guard Hand Bell Choir and Cadet Glee Club. Following the service the academy's official Christmas Tree was lit outside the chapel.

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