TORONTO, Nov. 5 /CNW/ - The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War is showcasing seven veteran stories, in both official languages, to mark each day of Remembrance Week from November 5 to 11 at: www.thememoryproject.com/remembrance.
The project's recently launched website will feature hundreds of veteran profiles by the end of this year, and thousands by 2011. The site also features new interactive tools and search functionality, as well as specialized educational tools for students. Visitors can search veteran profiles by their home town, regiment, branch of service and even by the battle(s) in which they fought. The archive will connect both current and future generations of Canadians with their history on a personal level.
"The experiences of these seven veterans represent a variety of the incredible stories we are collecting with this initiative," said Project Manager, Jenna Misener. "Our aim is to preserve the experiences of thousands of veterans and make them available to all Canadians for posterity, ensuring that these important stories of service and sacrifice are never forgotten."
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. The Project will provide every living Second World War veteran with the opportunity to preserve their memories through recorded interviews and digitized memorabilia.
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.
The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War is made possible through a contribution from the Government of Canada through the Celebrations and Commemorations Program of the Department of Canadian Heritage.
SOURCE Historica Canada
For further information: For further information: Media Contact: Erin Whittaker, Communications Officer, The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War, (416) 506-1867 x: 222, firstname.lastname@example.org