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World News Team with Jake Ruser

Jake Ruser, Combat Medic in World War II and grandfather of BSHS Math Department Chair Janet Moore, visited Dr. Moran and Ms. Belefonte's American Studies class to talk about his experience in the war. David Muir from ABC World News Tonight interviewed Jake in front of the class, leading a wide-ranging discussion about the importance of appreciating the sacrifice of veterans and defending democracy. Students asked many thoughtful questions, and gained a deeper appreciation for the courage and sacrifice of those who serve.

Jake was 18 years old when he shipped off to and helped liberate France, only a few months older than the students in the class. The interview will air on ABC World News Tonight and other ABC News platforms the week of June 3, as part of a larger series commemorating the 80th anniversary of D-Day. Jake and Mrs. Moore will be traveling to France that same week to take part in an official commemoration ceremony. 

World News Team with Jake Ruser
David Muir Interviews Veteran Jake Ruser
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