A Winning Entry From Gretna Green Elementary

Posted: April 15, 2010

Local veteran John Forbes will be participating in a commemoration marking the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Holland, taking place in Holland next month. Members of the Gretna Green Elementary School student newspaper, the Gretna Green Times, made this possible. Student reporters Zachary, Bailey and A.J. recorded an interview with Mr. Forbes regarding his wartime experience and submitted it to a national contest sponsored by Friends of Veterans Canada. The submission was a winner and the prize, a trip to Holland for Mr. Forbes. Friends of Veterans Canada is sending 20 Canadian war veterans to the event which is taking place May 1st to 10th. View the award winning video:http://dt16community.nbed.nb.ca/media/content/video/3194