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High school group will go to Normandy for 70th anniversary of D-Day

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Want to go to Europe? An informational meeting for high school students and parents interested in going across the pond next summer will be held Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. in the Jimmy Floyd Family Center.

Lebanon Attendance Secretary Betsy Eatherly is co-organizing the 10-day trip with French teacher Dr. Charles Bozeman. He has been taking groups for about 10 years and I have been going for the last five or six years, she said. I took the trip that we are planning on taking in the first week of June 2014 a couple years ago and it was wonderful.

The trip is tentatively planned to leave from Nashville, with a connecting flight in another city to take the group to London England. Eatherly said since next June 6th is the 70th anniversary of D-Day during World War II, their stops will have historical significance. Allied troops matched up in England, she said.

On her previous trip, Eatherly crossed the English Channel on a ferry and didnt finish until close to midnight. We were completely worn out. Teenagers dont get a chance to get in trouble because it is such a fast-paced trip, she added.

We will go to Normandy to the beach at sunrise. I did it before and it was the most beautiful experience I have ever had. We will go to Normandy, where 10 unknown American soldiers are buried.

The group will also stop in Paris, France to see the Eiffel Tour before making their way to Cologne, Germany and Berlin to see the Berlin Wall.

It is a fabulous trip. Everything is included in the price airfare, ferry charge, entrances to the museums, breakfast and supper. It is geared for students but we would encourage some of our parents to go too, Eatherly said.

For more information contact Betsy Eatherly at 615-478-4975.

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