Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Palma middle schoolers visit Artlington National Cemetery on D-Day

On the 70th anniversary of “D-Day”, Palma junior high students made a visit to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington, DC to pay their respects at the gravesite of Corporal Bernard Paul Corpuz, Palma alumnus, Class 1995. Corpuz died in 2006 in Ghanzi, Afghanistan, when an improvised exploding device detonated during combat operations.

Palma junior high students take a trip to Washington D.C. every year. Arlington National Cemetery is but one of many stops along the journey where students’ lessons in US History are realized. Students stop, pray and honor this nation’s fallen heroes, especially those who were former Chieftains.

This year’s week-long trip was organized by Palma History Teacher Nick Noroian along with Palma History Teacher Victor Plata.

"This has been an amazing trip, and being a Palma alumnus myself, this is always the stop I look forward to the most," Norian said.

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