Twenty-seven students from Omaha’s Benson High School will get a first hand look at history in June. Members of the Junior ROTC will travel to Normandy, France and take part in ceremonies to mark the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
The cadets raised $91-thousand in the past year. They hosted countless car washes, pancake feeds, sold cookie dough, held dances and march-a-thons. They also received donations from a number of organizations in the Omaha area as well as other states.
Battalion Commander Liz Green says they leave June 3rd and will be gone a week. She says events already planned include marching in two parades and they will visit several cemeteries in Paris.