Korean and Second World War Veterans Share their Stories with The Memory Project

August 15, 2012

Waterloo veterans participate in a national digital archive initiative

Waterloo – August 15 - Local Second World War and Korean War veterans gathered today at Luther Village on the Park to participate in a nation-wide oral history project.

 

With more than 2,500 Second World War veteran testimonials recorded to date, The Memory Project Archive recently received new funding to collect and preserve the experiences of Canada’s Korean War veterans so that may never be forgotten.

 

“It is with mutual enthusiasm that we are in Kitchener-Waterloo to record the experiences of veterans in the area" said Alex Herd, Manager of the Memory Project.  "Their stories are significant to Canadian history and should never be forgotten, and we are proud to share them with Canadians everywhere.”

 

An initiative of The Historica-Dominion Institute, The Memory Project Archive is creating an unprecedented record of Canada’s participation in the Second World War and Korean War as seen through the eyes of thousands of men and women who were there. It is providing every living veteran with the opportunity to preserve their memories through recorded interviews and digitized memorabilia. Their stories are available, in both official languages, at www.thememoryproject.com

 

The Memory Project Archive is made possible by a contribution from the Government of Canada through the Celebrations and Commemorations Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

 

The Historica-Dominion Institute is the largest independent organization dedicated to history and citizenship in Canada. Its mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage and stories of Canada. Visit www.historica-dominion.ca.

 

 

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For more information:                                                                     

           

Davida Aronovitch                                                                
Communications Manager                                                     
(416) 506-1553, cell (416) 460-3284                                         
daronovitch@historica-dominion.ca
                 

 

Alex Herd, PhD
Manager, The Memory Project
(416) 506-1867 ext 240, cell (647) 274-6507
aherd@historica-dominion.ca