YOU did it….the veterans are funded!!
Dear community and students,
You are amazing! Our donations total today ( Monday, May 19) brought in enough money for us to pay for our veterans’ and a family member’s flights, their hotels and enough left over to provide some spending money for the veterans. THANK YOU!!!! If donations come in tomorrow, I am booking the veterans and students a nice meal in Paris hopefully overlooking Notre-Dame Cathedral. Our documentarian will capture all these amazing experiences, and we will share it on our return.
Our itinerary? June 02 – arrive Paris; visit a few sites; dinner in a charming restaurant
June 03 – Leave Paris at 10am for Bastogne and the Mardasson Memorial to honor those who fought at the Battle of the Bulge…special ceremony at 3pm for Mark and Ed. Spend the night in Liege where our pen pals live; veterans will be in a nice hotel in Liege
June 04 – 10am – leave for Normandy; arrive late afternoon ; veterans settle into French families and students (and teachers) set up camp in our host village: Amfreville.
June 05 – day to relax or visit Omaha Beach, Pointe du Hoc or Mere Ste Eglise
June 06 – BIG DAY…going to the American Cemetery for a 10:30 commemoration event with President Obama and French President Hollande. Students helping at ceremony Afternoon ceremony at Sword Beach if possible.
June 07 – Visit Arromanches or Ste Mere Eglise / Rest
June 08 – Return home
Questions for students: What do you know about these regions of Normandy? of WWII ? or our veterans? Would you like to participate in an experience like this? Why or why not?
What role does the French language play in this experience? Why do you think so many people in our community donated so generously? THANK YOU TO OUR COMMUNITY!