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

July 18, 2011

Local Second World War and Korean War veterans gathered today at the Chateau Laurier Hotel and will meet again tomorrow, July 19, to participate in a nation-wide oral history project.

Quebec City – July 18 - Local Second World War and Korean War veterans gathered today at the Chateau Laurier Hotel and will meet again tomorrow, July 19, to participate in a nation-wide oral history project.

 

With more than 2000 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 they may never be forgotten.

 

“We are honoured to be in Quebec City to capture the experiences of veterans from this region,” said, Jill Paterson, Project Manager. “These voices represent a defining legacy in our history, and we are proud to share them with Canadians everywhere.”

 

An initiative of The Historica-Dominion Institute, The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War and Korean War 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.

 

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For more information:                        

Davida Aronovitch
Communications Coordinator
416.506.1867 ext 222, cell 416.460.3284
daronovitch@historica-dominion.ca