Bon voyage a’ Normandy!



Since 2008, Oneonta teachers Cindy O’Rear and Jennifer Bowman have accompanied people of all ages on European trips. This year, they will take a group on a World War II trip to France and Germany where they will visit some of the most influential places of the war.

“Time is passing and there aren’t many World War II veterans in this generation,” Bowman said.“Last year, we visited Normandy where we were able to meet some of these veterans. Talking to them really brought about an understanding for the people there, especially the students, that humans fought in this war.”

The group will once again visit the beaches of Normandy as well as Versailles, Place de la Republique, the Berlin Wall Memorial and more on the 10-day trip.

Anyone interested in going on the trip still has time to join, and everyone is welcome.

“You don’t have to be an Oneonta student to go on this trip with us,” O’Rear said.“We’ve had students from other schools come with us, and you don’t even have to be a student. People of all ages go with us including senior citizens.”

The $3,749 cost of the trip covers everything except lunches and souvenirs, and currently 15 people have signed up to go which means 10 spots are still open.

For more information, a meeting is scheduled for this Sunday at 3 p.m., at Oneonta High School, or call the school at 625-3807.