Second World War veterans will gather in Nova Scotia to preserve their stories with The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War

September 26, 2010

On Sunday, September 26 and Monday, September 27, Second World War veterans will gather in Pictou and Halifax respectively to participate in a new nation-wide oral history project.

On Sunday, September 26 and Monday, September 27, Second World War veterans will gather in Pictou and Halifax respectively to participate in a new nation-wide oral history project. The Honourable Mayann E Francis, ONS, DHumL, Lieutenant Governor of Nova Scotia will join The Memory Project in Halifax to show support for the initiative.

An initiative of The Historica-Dominion Institute, The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War is creating an unprecedented record of Canada’s participation in the Second World War as seen through the eyes of thousands of men and women who were there. It is providing every living Canadian Second World War 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. 

Second World War veterans will be available to share their unforgettable stories with the media.

What:    
The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War 
Lunch and refreshments will be served.

Who:   
The Historica-Dominion Institute
Second World War veterans and their families, members of the public.

Where:
Stellarton: Sunday, September 26, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Museum of Industry, 147 North Foord Street

Halifax:
Monday, September 27, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Pier 21, Chrysler Canada Welcome Pavilion, 1055 Marginal Road

The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War is made possible by a contribution from the Government of Canada through the Celebrations and Commemorations Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

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For more information:
Davida Aronovitch
Communications Coordinator - The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War
(416) 506-1867 ext 222, cell (416) 460-3284
daronovitch@historica-dominion.ca