Bonjour à tous encore. On the 17th of April, in Wellington, I met the rest of the Young Ambassadors, the organisers of our trip and the task in front of us; to be able to tell the story of those who came before during the Great War. It was a great start and despite being the only male on the trip, I felt welcome by all. Being in the company of all the team has made me very excited to commence this journey.
Upon arriving in Wellington, we were given a lot of information that answered many...
Bonjour tout le monde! Saturday the 17th of March began what will become a memorable and incredibly special journey. All Young Ambassadors for 2018 came from far and near to congregate in Wellington and finally meet, starting the ball rolling on the Following Family Footsteps trip.
I am overjoyed to have received the opportunity to be part of the Young Ambassadors group of 2018. When I received the acceptance email I was thankfully home alone, which saved me from a lot of embarrassment since my reaction was very ecstatic!
Thank you to everyone who has helped out with fundraising, especially the Whakatane West Rotary and Harvey Norman Whakatane.
My project is based on a few of the soldiers from the Whakatane area and also sharing some information about the pioneer battalion at the Somme. Thank you to the Whakatane research centre, Sonia Edwards and Sarndra Lees from Auckland war memorial museum for assisting me with finding information.
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