Bangor teacher among those selected to visit Europe to learn about WWI

BANGOR, Maine (WABI) - A Bangor educator is among 18 across the nation selected to visit Europe this summer as part of an effort to expand the teachings of World War I in the classroom.

Kathryn Kennedy teaches at the Doughty School.

She's headed to Paris for two weeks at the end of June.

While there, the group will tour historical battle sites and other important locations.

The teachers have been asked to research a particular cemetery that they'll visit and give a eulogy for one of the fallen.

In doing so, Kennedy discovered a local connection.

"There's 45 soldiers from Maine in that one cemetery and three of them are from Bangor," she said. "The one I chose, his name is James W. Williams and Williams Park on the East side of Bangor is named after him."

Kennedy also calls herself a *foodie* and says she's excited to make her first visit to Paris for that reason as well.