Four high school students (CHCCS) raised funds to escort two WWII veterans back to the lands they liberated in 1944. The students worked all year to prepare for this historic journey to honor and serve WWII veterans Mark Sumner and Ed Chappell by attending the 70th D-Day Anniversary events in Normandy, France
Video created by Rob Holliday
asked WWII veterans Mark and Ed questions about what it was like to fight in a foreign country and "were they scared"? The NC to Normandy students used their French skills to interpret for the students and veterans.
I (Mme McMahon) was so proud of our students and their French language skills!
was an experience no one will forget. Volunteers set up tents in a soccer field for the students and teachers, cooked and served delicious meals for five days, and treated us like royalty. The veterans stayed with an amazing host family in Amfreville.
where everyone, young and old alike celebrate the Allied forces of D-Day: the British, Canadians ,Americans and French Resistance.. There are commemoration events throughout Normandy honoring those who saved their land and lives.
the American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer was decorated with French and American flags. WWII veterans sat on a stage while our American President, Mr. Obama delivered an unforgettable speech about honor and courage.