KHS group to help preserve battlefield, seeks donations during movie screening

By on February 21, 2011

Kaneland—Kaneland High School teachers Javier Martizez and Norm Welker, as well as a Kaneland parent, will accompany 18 students who will travel to Northern Virginia to help the National Park Service conduct historical preservation activities at a Civil War battlefield.

While on site, the students will stay in 1930s-era Civilian Conservation Corps cabins and will cook their own meals. The group will also visit various historical sites, such as Arlington National Cemetery, Gettysburg National Battlefield, the Air and Space Museum, and various monuments and museums.

To help defray the cost of the trip, the group will host a fundraiser at 7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 25. the group will hold a theatrical screening of the award-winning movie, “Chosin”. The movie, released to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Korean War, was produced by two Iraq War veterans.

Admission to the movie is free, although group members will be on hand to accept any donations.

For information, contact Javier Martinez at