Local Artist Thelma Peterson has entered “Tiny Desk Contest” with her original song Beaches of Normandy, as a tribute to her dad, Cary L. Jarvis, who landed D-Day, first wave, on Omaha Beach. Thelma told the Mirror, “The song also for all who have bravely served our country to ensure its freedom. I wrote the song after returning from Normandy with my dad for the D-Days 60th landing anniversary. It was a very emotional trip, and I wrote this song soon after returning. I don’t perform it often, as it is a hard one to make it through without choking up.”
Watch Thelma perform Beaches of Normandy below:
What a beautiful tribute!
Gwyn Coghill says
Wow! Loved this wonderful tribute to one of the Greatest Generation. Thank you Thelma for sharing.
Barbara Nowakowski says
Very touching Thelma, you have so many talents.
Frank Walter says
Thank you! Most touching, very nicely done. Memories and emotions of what was done for us, best not forgotten. Perhaps the most proper tribute, written in song.
Jacqueline m. Farlow says
Thelma that was beautiful you made me cry this morning my daddy has been gone 58 years and I still miss him every day loved it when you played and sang on Hog Isl with Daniel Boone I think that was his name sitting in the kitchen floor, love you sweet lady
Jill Combs says
A wonderful tribute to our freedom fighters. This reminded me of my Dad, he was in Vietnam, but never told stories of it because WAR is horrific. The men and women of our military want to forget but it never leaves them. You took a terrible unforgettable memory and changed into a beautiful song!! Awesome job!