Jordan Brown is a 13-year-old World War II buff who embarked upon a campaign to ensure that the WWII vets who served on D-Day are memorialized. This blog follows his journey to Normandy, France to watch the unveiling of the Major Dick Winters monument that he helped raise money to fund.
In addition to witf's Multimedia News Director, Tim Lambert, former Pennsylvania Governor and Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge and Franklin and Marshall College President Dan Porterfield also attended the unveiling of the statue in the likeness of Major Dick Winters near Utah Beach in France. Winters, an Ephrata native, attended Franklin and Marshall in Lancaster, and made a name for himself during World War II. Both Ridge and Porterfield spoke at today's ceremony. Their remarks can be heard here:
Published in Hang Tough 6-6-44: A community blog