The first group of Herndon High School band members from the Pride of Herndon Marching Band, led by Director of Bands Kathleen Jacoby, prepares to depart Dulles International Airport shortly after noon on Tuesday, June 4, destination Normandy, France and the 75th Anniversary of D-Day.
Photo contributed by Mary Brown
The first group of Herndon High School students, members of Pride of Herndon Marching Band, and support staff, departed for their long-awaited trip to Normandy, France, Tuesday, June 4, taking off early in the afternoon.
The Pride of Herndon represented the United States in a parade marking the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on the coast of France known as the "liberation of Europe." June 6 is the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings.
According to Herndon High School Band, the Pride will honor the World War II servicemen and women, veterans, active duty military, and their families and pay a special tribute to the men of the U.S.S. Herndon, the destroyer that led the Allied naval armada in the assault on France. The marching banner will have a photograph of the ship, and each student will carry a picture of one of the veterans as they march.