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43 WWII veterans honored with free trip to Normandy for D-Day anniversary - fox29.com - Usa - France - city Atlanta - state Utah
43 WWII veterans honored with free trip to Normandy for D-Day anniversary
World War II veterans are spending time in Normandy this year in honor of commemorating the 79th anniversary of D-Day. Forty-three American veterans were once again flown on a special Delta charter flight ahead of the historic day thanks to Best Defense Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is to help veterans and their families. The once-in-a-lifetime trip is free for the group of 43 veterans, who live all around the country, and includes well-trained, personal caretakers for the week-long program.The trip kicked off last week on May 30 with a special tribute dinner before everyone met at the Atlanta airport the next day.Scenes from the Delta Normandy sendoff at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. (Matthew Grimes/RANK STUDIOS for Delta Airlines) Delta employees decked out in red, white, and blue met the veterans before security – and what waited on the other side was something that called for the attention of the whole terminal. Music began to fill the halls, the patriotic sounds coming from a local marching band from Dutchtown High School.The veterans were then joined with an honor guard, the marching band, drum line, and foundation volunteers for a parade line down to their gate. "As the veterans rolled closer to their gate, French citizens ran up in tears, thanking them for their service," Best Defense Foundation said. And before boarding, many of the veterans spent time at a gate event to say hello to fellow Americans and grateful travelers.RELATED: WWII veterans return to Utah beach to honor D-Day on 79th anniversaryUpon arrival at Normandie-Deauville Airport (DOL), the veterans were greeted by Normandy residents, members of the U.S.
Colorado parents asked to step in, guard middle school after nearby shootings - fox29.com - state Colorado
Colorado parents asked to step in, guard middle school after nearby shootings
Colorado middle school principal asked parents to step in and guard the school after two administrators were shot by a student in the area.McAuliffe International School Principal Kurt Dennis sent a letter to parents in which he asked for volunteers to check student IDs and guard the doors at the Denver middle school."Our hope is that if enough adults sign up for a volunteer shift, we can address these areas for the duration of this school year," Dennis said in the letter, according to local 9News.Dennis' letter, which was sent to families Friday, laid out "near-term improvements" to shore up school safety in the wake of a student at nearby East High School who opened fire on two people who were searching him for weapons last month.Dennis told the outlet that his school has to pat down a student every day who was accused of attempted first-degree murder and illegal discharge of a firearm.The principal explained in his letter that the school is seeking adults who are willing to be posted at the school doors throughout the day to ensure they are locked, as well as someone who can stay at the front entrance and run student IDs through a security system to check if they are permitted in the building.Adults who take on the volunteer role will reportedly be decked out in bright yellow vests to indicate who they are.Dennis also wrote that hoodies will no longer be a part of the middle school uniform because of the ability of students to hide things in them."Students wearing hoodies are difficult to recognize, and the pockets in front are used to store items out of sight from our staff," Dennis said.