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

October 1, 2012

Saskatoon veterans participate in a national digital archive initiative

Saskatoon – October 1 - Local Second World War and Korean War veterans gathered today at the Saskatoon Inn hotel 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 expanded its collection mandate to preserve the experiences of Canadian veterans of the Korean War, so that they may never be forgotten.

 

“We are honoured to be in Saskatoon to capture the experiences of Canada’s veterans from this great city,” said Alex Herd, The Memory Project Manager. “Their voices represent essential chapters in our history that 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; 416-460-3284                                                    

daronovitch@historica-dominion.ca             

 

Alex Herd, PhD

Manager, The Memory Project

(416) 506-1867 x 240; (647) 274-6507

aherd@historica-dominion.ca