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Caddo JROTC Drill Team invited to D-Day parade in France

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SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

They marched their way to the top of the list in Louisiana, and now one local Junior ROTC drill team is hoping to march their way all the way to France.  

After competing at the national level in Louisville, KY earlier this year and placing 15th in the nation, the JROTC Drill Team at Caddo Magnet High School has been invited to perform in the D-Day anniversary parade in Normandy, France. 

But first, they'll need to raise $100,000 to pay for the trip.

The program's instructor says the hard-working students and cadets deserve to go.

"5 to 6 days a week, 2 or 3 hours a day, after class, and they go to classes, and they are excelling in academics. This is a big deal," says Maj. Victor Gianfala. "As a matter of fact, one of my cadets standing behind me whose Grandfather was actually in the invasion of D-Day, so it means a lot to him too."

The trip is scheduled for June of 2014. The group will be fundraising until then.

If you would like to find out how to help, call 318-424-0948.

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