Welcome to the Memory Project
Stories of Service and Sacrifice
Army • Home Town: Ypres, Belgium
We have to realize, that 1952 it was a trench war. And we got visits during the night, always during the night, by the enemy. But we had to make sure that they didn’t get into our lines.
Civilian • Home Town: Melbourne, Australia
Pam, I really must thank you and your Red Cross for the very good work you are doing for us boys as we come through your stations, on our way home from Korea.
Army • Home Town: Quebec City, Quebec
I said to myself, “Aimé Michaud, you’re a soldier! Forget about the past.” Then it hit me; I had left my parents and my friends behind. I thought, “Now I have a job to do. I am a Van Doo.”
Army • Home Town: Toronto, Ontario
I loved my tank. I loved it. It was home for me.
Army • Home Town: Montreal, Quebec
The greatest day of my life was April 13th; liberation day. Ah, for me, that was the best birthday present.
Air Force • Home Town: Kinley, Saskatchewan
My turret was hit and broken open and knocked away, my helmet and communication gear went out the window and I realized then we would have to bail out.