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Students follow in the footsteps of Allied Victory in World War II

Aug 11, 2010
by Staff

On June 6, 41 Flagler students, along with history professors Michael Butler and Wayne Riggs, crossed the English Channel on the 66th anniversary of the D-Day invasion when thousands of Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy, France.

It was part of a two-week study-abroad trip through Europe that followed the path of Allied forces from England to the liberation of Berlin. The trip hit especially close to home for senior art major Mary Harvey. Both of her grandfathers fought in World War II, including one who landed in Normandy.

Harvey blogged throughout the trip, and you can read more about her experience at

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