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13-year-old Jordan Brown, of Lebanon, has raised close to $100,000 for a project honoring the late Major Dick Winters in Normandy, France by selling olive green wristbands displaying the leader of the Band of Brothers' famous motto "Hang Tough." The money will go toward a statue in the likeness of Winters, in rememberance of the leadership of all junior U.S. officers on D-Day in 1944.
Jordan is slated to be among the speakers at the unveiling of the statue on June 6 near Utah Beach, the 68th anniversary of the allied invasion.
witf will have the unique opportunity to cover the events surrounding the unveiling and those marking the anniversary of the largest invasion force in history through the multimedia project, “Hang Tough: Dick Winters in Normandy.” Multimedia News Director Tim Lambert will spend six days in Normandy, from June 3-8, covering how Major Winters’ is remembered and honored.
Brown will also be blogging about his experience attending the Major Dick Winters statue unveiling in France for witf. Follow along with his blog from June 3-8 to get the young man's perspective on the anniversary in France and the memorial that he helped raise money for.
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