The Benson High School JROTC cadre has reached its fundraising goal for a long-planned trip to Normandy, France for the 70th anniversary of D-Day.
The cadre raised $91,000 in all. Fundraising took place via numerous events from pancake feeds to dances to march-a-thons over the course of the past year. Donations came in from across the metro and even from out of the state.
Cadets will make their trip to France June 3rd-10th and are set to march in the official D-Day anniversary parade at Sainte-Mere-Eglise on June 6th.