Second World War veterans of Prince Edward Island gather in Summerside to preserve their stories
Summerside– April 27, 2010 - Local Second World War veterans gathered today at the Royal Canadian Legion in Summerside to participate in a new nation-wide oral history project.
“We are delighted to be in Summerside to record incredible stories of service and sacrifice today,” said Project Manager, Jenna Misener. “Prince Edward Island has a rich military history and a vibrant veteran community whose legacy we are proud to honour and protect.”
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 are 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 1, 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.
For more information:
Communications Coordinator - The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War
(416) 506-1867 ext 222, cell (416) 460-3284