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Return to Holland

Heroes Remember

I guess one of the greatest things that, going back to Holland is one of them. Going back to Holland is really, I was there for the 50th Anniversary, type of thing. You better not get me going on some of this cause some of it's not good. That was a very, very emotional experience. I was back to Holland, oh, twenty, twenty years ago, twenty some years ago. And I knew some of it that was on, but I went back for the, for the 50th Anniversary of the Liberation of Holland and they still, you know, you're a Canadian, you're back there, you're somebody really special. People lined up for eight hours before we, they had like a march through Apeldoorn, people lined up there for eight hours before this, before we went through. And I, there were marching bands and there were all these things and, but then there were just quite a few of us that, all we did was kind of like walked at the end of the, of the parade, towards it. And the old people were all crying, that was pretty bad, but the thing that really got to me was that all the young people that were there with their kids and so on, and all the eight and ten and twelve year old kids that were there, that just wanted to shake your hand.

Mr. Carter talks going back to Holland and how emotional it was.

Gordon Carter

Mr. Carter was born in 1924, and grew up on a farm 30 miles outside of Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. He joined the Canadian Army in 1943. While in combat in Holland, he was wounded and was not expected to recover from his wounds. Mr. Carter tells us what it was like to be at war and what happened the day he was shot by a sniper.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
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Gordon Carter
War, Conflict or Mission:
Second World War

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