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.
(Bayeux, France) -- Tomorrow will mark the dedication of the Major Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument outside the town of Saint Marie du Mont to help mark the 68th anniversary of the D-Day Invasion. The Bronze sculpture is about 13 feet tall and the man who created it says it means the world to him, knowing the leader of the so-called Band of Brothers gave his blessing to the project. "You know, he's the man. I just wish he could have been here to see it. That would have made it that much more special," says sculptor Stephen Spears. As part of witf’s multimedia project, "Hang Tough: Dick Winters in Normandy," witf's Tim Lambert had a chance to chat with Spears at a hotel in the French town of Bayeux ahead of the unveiling.
Published in Hang Tough 6-6-44: A community blog