Saint John Student Going On The Trip Of A Lifetime
A Saint Johner getting her masters in history will be in Normandy during the ceremonies marking the 70th anniversary of D-Day. 30 year old Amanda Shepherd is a student at UNB Fredericton and tells CHSJ News she leaves on Friday for Belgium where they will visit World War 1 battle sites.
She says they will look at the Somme and Passchendaele in Belgium and in France they will go to Vimy Ridge and Dieppe before spending 10 days in Normandy.
Shepherd is one of 12 students from across the country chosen to go on this trip and the only Maritimer.