Chancellor named patron of the Memory ProjectGen. Rick Hillier, Memorial Chancellor, has been named honorary patron of the Memory Project, Canada’s largest veteran speaker’s bureau through which thousands of veterans and currently-serving Canadian Forces members share their stories with young people in schools across the country.
The announcement was made by the Historica-Dominion Institute at a special event held Feb. 10 in St. John’s as part of a Memory Project training session to be attended by veterans from the Second World War, Korean War, peacekeeping operations and currently serving Canadian Forces servicemen and women. Teachers and students were also present.
The aim of the event was to bring more awareness to the Memory Project and increase participation among St. John’s veteran and military community.
Created in 2001, the Memory Project connects veterans and students online and in classrooms across the country. The more than 1,500 veteran volunteers represent a wide range of conflicts, including the Second World War, Korean War, peacekeeping operations and Canadian Forces experiences. This fall, the Memory Project celebrated having reached more than one million young people since the program began. Visit www.thememoryproject.com to find out more.