Stories for May 30, 2011
As part of our Memorial Day program, we talk to Francis T. Parker High School junior Carson Scott and history teacher Cherie Redelings about their upcoming trip to Normandy, France. Scott earned a trip to Washington, D.C. and Normandy after writing an essay for the "Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom" program. We discuss the essay Scott wrote, and the California servicemember he chose to profile for the project.
Memorial Day is a day of remembrance for those who have died serving our nation. San Diego Veterans for Peace set up an "Arlington West Memorial" in front of the USS Midway Museum to recognize the 67 San Diegans who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. We speak to the president of San Diego Veterans for Peace about the message behind the memorial.