by Sylvania AdVantage Staff

Nina Liebes, Adam Czerniakowski and Lance Boyers are three of the students who will be attending the WWII-themed tour.

Northview history teacher and head golf coach Michael Czerniakowski is leading a group of 30 Northview and Southview students on an EF Educational Tour from May 31-June 9. This World War II-themed tour will begin in Rome and includes a trip to the Monte Cassino Monastery, which had been mistakenly destroyed by Allied bombs in 1944 along with other important significant Italian sites. The group will spend three days in Paris and travel to Normandy in celebration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
On June 6, 1944, and during the long summer that followed, men from all over the world came to fight in Normandy to defeat Nazism and re-establish freedom. With its many museums, historic sites, cemeteries and cultural and teaching facilities, Normandy is truly an open-air history book.
“There will be surviving veterans who were part of the invasion of Normandy landing on Utah Beach who will return for this celebration. What an opportunity this is for our students to actually see those veterans who fought here,” Czerniakowski stated. “Our students on the tour have been encouraged to learn about D-Day before we leave. They also will be able to add an App to allow them to experience an augmented reality experience at Utah Beach thanks to the cooperation of a World War II veteran who has partnered with the EF tour group,” he said. “I am really looking forward to this trip, as are all of those who are going. This will be an experience we will never forget.”

Mike Czerniakowski, Northview history teacher is leading the tour.