JROTC to Participate in D-Day Celebration
The National D-day 75 Years Committee has selected our area JROTC programs to participate in the 2019 D-Day Memorial Parade. Forty (40) Heartland cadets and select instructors were chosen to represent the State of Nebraska and Iowa and will have the opportunity to tour historic battlefields and experience history firsthand. In order to take part in this educational opportunity, the cadets need to raise $3,400 each to cover transportation, meals, lodging and tour fees.
D-Day - June 6, 2019 will mark the 75th Anniversary of the Normandy Landings and the Liberation of Europe. The French Village of Sainte-Mere-Eglise will host the D-Day 75th Anniversary Parade and the American Musical Salute to Liberation. The American Cemetery at Omaha Beach will host the opening ceremony. Bellevue, Council Bluffs, Millard and Omaha Air Force and Army JROTC cadets have been invited to learn of the war that forever changed the world. A feature performance will be scheduled in Paris to help celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the dedication of the Eiffel Tower.
This event has been recognized by numerous veterans associations, community organizations, and military and government officials and will provide participants and spectators an opportunity to salute those men and women who have and continue to sacrifice for our nation. Official partners of the D-Day Memorial Parade include: History Channel, Boeing, Military Order of the Purple Heart, and the Greatest Generation Foundation. For more information visit: https://www.ddayparade.org/
Ways to Contribute
Once again, Omaha Schools Foundation has agreed to act as our fiscal agent and provide tax receipts to donors.
OSF makes all payments to the D-Day parade committee.
Donations can be sent directly to:
Omaha Public Schools Foundation, ATTN: D-Day Trip
(Please include your cadet's name on the check you are sponsoring or the school)
3215 Cuming Street
Omaha, NE 68131
Or online at: www.omahaschoolsfoundation.org