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New Winthorpes Primary class visits WAR exhibit

Grade 6 of the New Winthorpes School paid a visit to the WAR exhibition at Government House today. They were met on arrival by Mr.Messiah of the Ex-Servicemen ‘s Association and Mikesha DeSuza of the Halo Foundation.
The children and their teachers were then taken on a tour of the exhibition, which tells the story of the involvement of Caribbean men and women in World Wars 1 and 2, and the sacrifices they made by voluntarily putting their lives at risk.
The month-long mini exhibition is organized by the Halo Foundation in conjunction with the Ex-Servicemen‘s Association, the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, the National Archives and the West India Committee based in the UK. 
The exhibits include an antique gas mask, soldiers’ belts, medals and newspaper articles commemorating the brave soldiers of Antigua and Barbuda who served in WW1 and WW2.
This year marks one hundred years since the end of World War 1.
Admission to the exhibition is free, and more schools have indicated that they will be visiting over the next few weeks. The general public is also invited to attend.

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