Veterans from The Memory Project Open Toronto Stock Exchange

TORONTO, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - Canadian veterans from the Second World War and onwards were invited to open the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX) to mark Remembrance Week this morning. The veterans in attendance are participants in The Historica-Dominion Institute's The Memory Project Speakers' Bureau and The Memory Project: Stories of the Second World War initiatives.

Photos and video footage of this special moment were captured for publication, on the eve of Remembrance Day, and are available by request.

The Institute's flagship program, The Memory Project is a speakers' bureau of 1,500 veteran volunteers who have shared their stories of service and sacrifice with over one million students since 2001.

Through its Stories of the Second World War archive project, the Institute is creating an unprecedented record of Canada's involvement in the Second World War by offering every veteran the opportunity to archive their wartime experiences for posterity at www.thememoryproject.com.

The Historica-Dominion Institute is Canada's largest organization devoted to history and citizenship, created through the merger of the Historica Foundation of Canada and The Dominion Institute. www.historica-dominion.ca

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 ext 222, cell: (416) 702-3705, ewhittaker@historica-dominion.ca

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