15 US students to honor WWII veterans at Normandy
Friday, June 17, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fifteen high school students are visiting the nation's capital, Arlington National Cemetery and Normandy, France, to honor World War II veterans who died on D-Day.
The program organized by the National History Day contest begins Saturday with a dinner in Washington. On Monday, the students will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery. World War II veterans are scheduled to meet with the students.
After several days of classes, the delegation of students and their teachers will depart for Normandy. Next Sunday, the students will hold a ceremony at the American cemetery there honoring soldiers from each of their home states.
The 15 students are from California, Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Missouri, Maryland, Kansas, South Carolina, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Washington state.