EDMONTON April 16, 2016 – More than 80 veterans, Royal Canadian Legion members, current members of the Canadian Forces, as well as members of the public joined the Strathcona Legion for an appreciation day celebration.
Five local veterans shared personal stories, ranging from code breaking during the Second World War to participating in the conflict in Afghanistan. Capt. Sarah Keller, Mr. Ron Evans, Maj (ret) Alexander Tsang, Mrs. Dorothy Lincoln, and 2nd Lt (ret) Gordon Smith are all local volunteers with The Memory Project, a national program committed to connecting veterans and Canadian Forces members with their communities.
“The Memory Project encourages the important message of remembrance year-round,” said Bronwyn Graves, Education Program Manager at Historica Canada, the organization behind The Memory Project. “We are thrilled to support the Strathcona Legion’s Appreciation Day, and to share in this important community event.”
Through The Memory Project Speakers Bureau, veterans and active service members share their military experiences in classrooms and community groups across Canada, reaching 1.5 million Canadians since 2001. For more information, visit www.thememoryproject.com.
Historica Canada is the country’s largest organization dedicated to enhancing awareness of Canada’s history and citizenship. For more information, visit www.historicacanada.ca.
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Memory Project speaker Capt. Sarah Keller
The Memory Project at Legion Branch 150 Strathcona