MANHATTAN, Kan. (WIBW) - Downtown Manhattan was filled with Christmas spirit tonight as the second annual Holiday Musical Spectacular hit the stage of Peace Memorial Auditorium.
The Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, a music fraternity at Kansas State University, presented the program in partnership with the Manhattan/Riley County Preservation Alliance.
The chapter and its alumni have helped fund raise for new lighting, sound, and seating, but most importantly, the money will go toward a memorial plaque honoring a very special group.
"For me what it means is for the 101 boys who lost their lives in World War II, and there are relatives still here," said World War II Veteran Jim Sharp. "I know at least three or four families who lost a father, an uncle, and a brother, and hopefully many of those will be here tonight. That’s important to recognize those 101."
The plaque will feature the names of all 101 soldiers from World War II in which the memorial was built for.