Hey Scout! You can join Baltimore Area Council participating in 70th Anniversary of Invasion of Normandy, April 2014

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How would you like to take part in a historical event that meant so much too so many, the liberation of Europe from Adolf Hitler’s grasp?

Commanded by U.S. Army General Dwight D. Eisenhower, the Normandy assault phase, code-named “Neptune” (the entire operation was “Overlord”), was launched when weather reports predicted satisfactory conditions on 6 June. Hundreds of amphibious ships and craft, supported by combatant warships, crossed the English Channel behind dozens of minesweepers. They arrived off the beaches before dawn. Three divisions of paratroopers (two American, one British) had already been dropped inland. Following a brief bombardment by ships’ guns, Soldiers of six divisions (three American, two British and one Canadian) stormed ashore in five main landing areas, named “Utah”, “Omaha”, “Gold”, “Juno” and “Sword”. After hard fighting, especially on “Omaha” Beach, by day’s end a foothold was well established.

Baltimore Area Council has been invited to participate in the 70th Anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy in April of 2014. This will be a 10 day trip that will cover stops in London, Pas de Cali, Normandy, and Paris. We will be visiting the Churchill’s bunkers, Rommel’s Panzer locations, the beaches of Normandy along with the American Cemetery in Normandy. If you would like to walk the beaches where you’re grandfathers tread or would like more information about this unforgettable event please go to our web site, http://www.baltimorebsa.org/normandy or contact Jenna Welle at jwelle@BaltimoreBSA.org or Glenn Sellers at gsellers@umm.edu. Ethan Draddy, Scout Executive & CEO
Baltimore Area Council,
Boy Scouts of America
www.glos.si/ethandraddy
www.ethandraddy.wordpress.com
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