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) -- Jordan Brown, 13, of Lebanon County hasn’t had much of a chance to reflect on his speech at the Major Richard Winters Leadership Monument dedication last week. He says his only concern before he took the podium was the chill in the air. "I got nervous when I was cold, because I was shivering. So, I thought shivering would make me mess up," he says. "So that got me nervous. But, then it warmed up and I was like, alright, it’s good now."
His mom, Yasmin, chuckles as she recalls watching him on the stage, "I really didn’t have a case of the nerves as I did just as the mother looking at him and seeing how cold he was," she says.
Jordan raised more than $99,000 for the monument project.
As part of our project "Hang Tough: Dick Winters in Normandy," witf’s Tim Lambert talks with Jordan and his parents Rob and Yasmin Brown about what the family calls "a trip of a lifetime."
Published in Hang Tough 6-6-44: A community blogback to top