Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom
Albert Small, Normandy Institute Founder
The Normandy Scholars Institute was designed to teach a select group of young people and their teachers about the amazing sacrifices made in securing an Allied victory during World War II. Albert H. Small, entreprenuer and war veteran, established and funded this institute, and it would not have been possible without his amazing generousity. Being selected for this wonderful experience was no easy task, as my teacher and I had to complete a detailed application proving us worthy to be members of the institute. As a part of this group, we read from many sources and engaged in online discussions with other institute members. Starting in January and concluding in June, we studied the events of World War II- before, during and after the D-Day invasion. In addition to our D-Day studies, my teacher and I researched a fallen soldier native to our home state of Oklahoma whose life was sacrificed in Normandy, France. While it was difficult to locate information about this soldier, we enjoyed learning the story of a true hero who sacrificed his life for our freedom. This website is dedicated to our fallen soldier, Cecil E. Garner.