The Drumheller Sea Cadets held a fundraiser last week to raise money in hopes they can attend D-Day.
D-Day, in World War II history, was the day that the beaches of Normandy were stormed by the allies as they pushed through Hitler's defenses making progress on the battlefront.
The RCSCC Furious #80 Sea Cadets in Drumheller held the fundraiser in the DrumFM parking lot on August 10. Washing cars and cooking hamburgers.
"It went really well for us. We made just under $1,500," explained Cadet Katie Hanik.
Hanik and other Furious Cadets will be heading to Europe for the 75th D-Day anniversary on June 6, 2019.
"This money is going to be used for some of the extra costs when we head to Europe," she explained. "We have to pay for a lot of our lunches and cover the tips when we're over there."
The cadets will be flying, overnight, to London, England first. Followed by a trip to the Churchill War Rooms. After that, the cadets will be pulling into Juno Beach by boat, an action that Hanik says she's excited for because it's the same way past soldiers disembarked the beaches in Normandy.
"We have $2,500 in our account right now," Hanik continued. "We are hoping to get to $10,000 because that will give us a really good base while we're over there."
With the cadets and Hanik one fourth of the way there in meeting their monetary goal, she expressed her excitement that 15 cadets and 16 parent volunteers are getting the chance to appreciate D-Day's 75th anniversary in Europe.