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.
Yesterday was the monument dedication. After the dedication I met a bunch of school kids from France. That was a lot of fun and I took a lot of pictures with them.
After the dedication we had a reception at the Utah Beach Museum. The museum was awesome. They had an actual tank in it from WWII.
That evening we went out to dinner with Stephen Spears who was the sculptor of the monument. He was telling us that there are a lot of mysteries and symbols hidden in the monument. So if you visit it, spend some time guessing and thinking about what they might be. He didn't tell me either, but I had a lot of guesses.
We're at the train station now heading to Paris and there was a write up in the French paper about yesterday's dedication. There was even a picture of me and a mention about my efforts. That was pretty cool to see.
Published in Hang Tough 6-6-44: A community blogback to top