Remembering family war stories – school competition launched
Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman
Minister of Defence
Remembering family war stories – school
Defence Minister Jonathan Coleman
has launched ‘What did you do in the war,
Grandy?’ a competition for New Zealand school students
sponsored by the New Zealand Society of
“This competition represents a great
opportunity for families to continue the momentum generated
by Anzac Day,” says Dr Coleman.
“With so many younger
people taking part in Anzac Day services and learning about
those who served their country, parents and grandparents can
help teach their children about their own ancestors and
encourage them to submit their stories.”
submit either a poster or a written piece outlining their
ancestor’s contribution at home or overseas, in any branch
of the forces, in any country.
The long lead-in time, with
entries closing on Armistice Day, gives students and their
families time to work together to explore the roles family
members played during times of war or to use material they
have produced at school.
Details of the competition can be
found at: www.genealogy.org.nz
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