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Dimond JROTC Visits Omaha Beach During 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Dimond JROTC at Omaha Beach with the Alaska state Flag and Dimond Guidon
Dimond JROTC at Omaha Beach with the Alaska State Flag and Dimond Guidon
Photo Credit: MAJ(R) Sidney Topf
  • Posted on June 27th, 2019
  • Story by MAJ(R) Sidney Topf
  • 8th Brigade
    Event Veterans

OMAHA BEACH, FRANCE -- This year Dimond JROTC attended the 75th Anniversary of D-Day event in France. The Cadets participated in three major ceremonies which included wreath laying ceremonies at the American Cemetery and Britany, Omaha Beach Cemeteries and the official Parade through Saint Mere Eglise. This year the Dimond JROTC partnered with the French club for the historic event.


Additional Images
Cadets with D-Day Veterans prior to the ceremony at the American Cemetery in Britany
Cadets with D-Day Veterans prior to the ceremony at the American Cemetery in Britany
Cadets after the Parade into Saint Mere Eglise
Cadets after the Parade into Saint Mere Eglise
Cadets with D-Day Veterans prior to the ceremony at the American Cemetery in Britany
Two Cadets (Ashlyn Hood and Kyndle Liebes-Patrawke) that are also French students translated for MAJ Topf and a French citizen and family that adopted three American graves at the Omaha Beach Cemetery
Cadets with D-Day Veterans prior to the ceremony at the American Cemetery in Britany
Cadets laying wreaths at the Omaha Beach Cemetery
Cadets marching with the Dimond guidon through Saint Mere Eglise
Cadets marching with the Dimond guidon through Saint Mere Eglise