On Monday, August 9 and Wednesday, August 11, Second World War veterans will gather in St. John’s and Corner Brook respectively to participate in a new nation-wide oral history project.
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.
Second World War veterans and their families and members of the public.
Where: St. John’s: Monday, August 9, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Murray Premises Hotel, HMS Briton Room, 5 Beck’s Cove, St. John’s, NFLD
Corner Brook: Wednesday, August 11, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
The Glynmill Inn, Tudor Room, 1B Cobb Lane, Corner Brook, NFLD
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.
For more information:
Communications Coordinator - The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War
(416) 506-1867 ext 222, cell (416) 460-3284