Second World War and Korean War veterans to gather in GTA to preserve their stories with The Memory Project

March 11, 2012

The Memory Project Archive continues its efforts to capture stories from Korean War veterans with new mandate to create a legacy of the “Forgotten War.”

On Sunday, March 11, Sunday, March 18, and Sunday, March 25 Second World War and Korean War veterans will gather at the York, Elgin Mills, and Meadowvale (Brampton) Visitation Centres of the Mount Pleasant Group respectively to participate in a nation-wide oral history project. The Memory Project Archive continues its efforts to capture stories from Korean War veterans with new mandate to create a legacy of the “Forgotten War.”

 

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

 

“We are thrilled to work with Mount Pleasant Group to reach veterans from Greater Toronto Area communities,” said Dr. Alex Herd, Project Manager.  “Veteran stories represent an essential chapter in Canadian military history, which we are able to record with Mount Pleasant’s generous support.”

 

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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Davida Aronovitch

Communications Manager
416.506.1867 x 222
daronovitch@historica-dominion.ca


Alex Herd, PhD

Project Manager
416.506.1867 x 240
aherd@historica-dominion.ca