Gracie R.

Weyburn, Saskatchewan

Regina Regional Heritage Fair

WW2 A Soldier's Perspective

A visual representation of the perspective of Gracie's great grandfather who served in the war. This project also includes clothing he wore, medals he won, letters he wrote, and so on.




What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

I learned lots of things about my great grandfather. My great grandmother is still alive and it makes me realize how war was not that long ago, and how it should be talked about more by Canadians. My great grandma Elsie was able to be a part of this project, which is a memory I will never forget and cherish forever.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

1) Our history is important and has impacted each and everyone of us, even though we may not know it. 2) It doesn't matter what type of role you had in the war, each and every role was important. 3) I have learned how tragic the war was, and the sacrifices that were made by my great grandfather and other soldiers that have participated in the war. Being kind to one another is important and fighting and war is not the solution.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

My great grandfather volunteered to fight in the war so that kids like me could live a better life. I am fortunate enough to live in a safe place where war is something I don't have to worry about. I'm thankful for that.