Paying Tribute to D-Day

In recognition of the 70th anniversary of D-Day, students at Elwood-John H. Glenn High School assembled a special exhibit to showcase the “greatest generation” who served the nation during World War II. Teachers, staff and students donated photos, uniforms and mementos from their parents, uncles, grandfathers and grandmothers to include in the showcase.

Coordinated by teacher Allen Epstein, the project spawned from the Uncommon Valor class that studies actions of the United States military during WWII. The project grew to include students from the art department and English department, as well.

To prepare for the exhibit, the students learned about the battles Operation Overlord and the Battle of Saipan. Additionally, they examined life on Long Island during that time, and the military industry from Long Island that helped win the war.

“It is important for us to do this,” said Mr. Epstein. “The greatest generation is disappearing and they gave so much. It’s important that we recognize their contributions.”