Local Puslinch teen honours veterans with war memorabilia museum

by Jaime Myslik.poppy

Carlan Pulkkinen loves increasing his knowledge of military history, both past and present – and he’s only 14 years old.

“I think everyone should have an idea of history,” he said. “And not necessarily specifics like the stuff I would be interested in.

“Just have an idea about things people have gone through in history.”

The Grade 9 Aberfoyle teen has been collecting war memorabilia for years and first put together a museum in his home when he was just 9 years old.

His passion grew from his family history. His dad has his grandfather’s military coat and a German helmet the soldier picked up sometime while he was fighting in the Second World War.

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