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JROTC headed to Normandy, France for D-Day anniversary

 JROTC cadets traveling to Normandy for the 74th D-Day Anniversary.
JROTC cadets traveling to Normandy for the 74th D-Day Anniversary. (KTUU)
Published: May. 31, 2018 at 3:00 PM AKDT
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Thursday, eight JROTC cadets from Dimond high school and and one cadet from South High School are flying to Normandy, France. They are headed to Normandy for the 74th anniversary of D-Day. The cadets are the only JROTC unit participating in the ceremonies.

Senior Army Instructor Sidney Topf will be traveling with the cadets. "My goal is to broaden the understanding of D-Day and the role American Soldiers played in this critical historical event," Topf said.

One cadet will also be placing a wreath at a cemetery in honor of his grandfather, who came ashore on Utah Beach.

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