Saturday, 09 June 2012 by Keith Bahlmann
Central Pennsylvania student and World War II history buff Jordan Brown, 13, has been awarded the DAR Good Citizenship Award by Betty Martin Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution. The Bell County chapter honored Jordan recently for his exceptional patriotism, leadership, service, and dependability. Jordan is the son of Rob and Yasmin Brown, Lebanon County, PA.
Jordan will be in France to speak June 6, on the 68th anniversary of D-Day, at the dedication of the World War II monument he helped fund.
"I'll be touring some of the beaches and battlefields, which I'm so excited for. I can't wait," said Jordan in a Fox News interview May 26.
Memorializing all the men who served on D-Day was Jordan's dream. Since May 2010, Jordan with his Hang Tough 6-6-44 project has raised almost $100,000 for the Dick Winters Monument Fund and Dick Winters leadership documentary. Betty Martin Chapter DAR and Heart of Texas Chapter Sons of the American Revolution each sent checks for $50 toward Jordan's part of the $400,000 funding.
One of Jordan's ideas to encourage donations was to distribute Army olive green wristbands with the inscription "Hang Tough," the words Winters used to send his men into combat.
To learn more about Jordan Brown and his World War II project, visit www.hangtough6644.org. WITF public radio/television of Harrisburg, Penn., will shadow Jordan in Normandy for broadcast in the U.S.