Second World War veterans gather in Quebec City to preserve unique stories of wartime service and sacrifice.

June 3, 2010

The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War holds a special reception for local veterans to participate in a new national digital archive initiative.

Quebec City– June 3 - Local Second World War veterans gathered today at the Chateau Laurier Hotel to participate in a new nation-wide oral history project.

“We are thrilled to be in Quebec City to capture the experiences of veterans from this region,” said Project Manager, Jenna Misener. “These voices represent an essential part of Canada’s military past, and we are proud to share them with Canadians everywhere.”

A program 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 provides every living Second World War veteran with the opportunity to preserve their memories through recorded interviews and digitized memorabilia. Their stories will be available, in both official languages, at www.thememoryproject.com.

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.

The Historica-Dominion Institute is a national charitable organization that was launched on September 1st, 2009 through the amalgamation of two existing organizations: The Historica Foundation of Canada and The Dominion Institute. Its mandate is to build active and informed citizens through a greater knowledge and appreciation of the history, heritage and stories of Canada. Some of its signature programs include: Encounters with Canada, The Memory Project, Passages to Canada and The Canadian Encyclopedia. You are invited to discover the Historica-Dominion Institute at www.historica-dominion.ca.


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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