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Envoys of Honor

NC to Normandy

Where Honor and Service Meet History


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Students escorting WWII veterans to 75th D-Day Events

Thank you for helping these two WWII veterans return to Normandy to be honored and healed. 

"The 75th Anniversary of Normandy is upon us, and for two WWII veterans well into their 90s, this is perhaps their last chance to revisit the battlefields that they lived through to keep the world free from tyranny. We've made a video supporting a local high school effort to ensure they can do just that. Please consider a small charitable donation to Envoys of Honor."

-Nick Palmisciano of Ranger Up 


Our Veterans

George Chall, 96 years young, served with General Patton's 3rd Army through four WWII war campaigns including the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes. He spoke German so he treated German prisoners of war as well as treated wounded soldiers through the end of the war. Mr. Chall landed on Utah Beach Normandy six weeks after D-Day. On November 28, 2018, Mr. Chall was awarded the distinguished French Légion d'Honneur, the highest decoration in France. 

Meet our veterans

Our Story

We are six dedicated high school students with two teacher leaders from Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  We are raising funds to escort two World War II veterans and a family member each back to the lands they liberated. We believe these heroes deserve to be present for the 75th Commemoration ceremonies the week of June 6th, 2019. As Envoys of Honor, we will record and share their stories before they are lost in the flow of time. These men and women deserve to be honored for their sacrifices and for the fight they gave to secure the future of generations to come. Our dream is to honor and serve our veterans while living history before the memories fade. Please donate to help make our dream a reality!

Meet the Team

How can you help us?

Please join us (Envoys of Honor) in honoring our veterans by making a tax deductible donation. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to pay for our veterans to have a safe and comfortable trip back to Normandy. PLEASE donate on our GoFundMe page or send a check to the Public School Foundation. Make checks payable to "Public School Foundation" with "NC to Normandy" in the memo line.  Donations online or by check are TAX DEDUCTIBLE because all funds go through the Public School Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 organization. Our students will follow up with a grateful thank you note.


What inspired these students to create this project?

Cathy and four of her teammates share their personal stories of why they wanted to be a part of this team and spend every weekend preparing for escorting two WWII veterans back to Normandy. The NC to Normandy team will be in Normandy June 4-10, 2019 to attend the 75th Commemoration Ceremonies with Mr. Michienzi and Mr. Chall and their companions. 

Miles and his grandfather

Elena ~ honor those who freed victims of war

Matthew ~ grandfather POW WWII veteran

Daniel ~ honor great uncles, WWII veterans

Students ~ Why this project matters

NC to Normandy students discuss why they call themselves "Envoys of Honor"

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