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The Memory Project: Thank A Veteran Letter Campaign
It has been over a generation since the Second World War and the Korean War ended but many of Canada’s veterans are still with us, telling their stories—and what stories they are! Together, they have brought the past to life. Perhaps it is time to send them a word of gratitude.
As a school, class, or as an individual, The Memory Project would like to encourage Canadian students of all ages to say thank you by writing a letter to one of Canada’s veterans featured in the Memory Project Archive.
Whether you teach Grade 1 or Grade 12, writing a thank you letter to a Canadian veteran can be a fantastic, authentic learning experience for your students and allow them to connect with part of Canada’s rich history. It could also be an opportunity to integrate skills and content across disciplines.
Listen to any of more than 2,500 veteran stories archived on our site. Stories are accessible by war, name, keyword, hometown, or battles, and can be customized depending on your classroom needs.
Please contact The Memory Project and we will be happy to provide you with a list of veterans who would be thrilled to hear from your students.
Many schools think of thanking veterans around Remembrance Day (Nov. 11), but any time is appropriate to thank a veteran for his or her service to Canada. Please take this opportunity to express with your class a thank you to veterans for their service and sacrifice during the Second World War and Korean War. It will be greatly appreciated.
When your letters (or group letter) are ready, mail it to your selected veteran, care of The Memory Project. We will forward your letter right away.
Veteran’s Name c/o The Memory Project
2 Carlton Street, East Mezzanine
Let us know if your school is writing to a veteran. For more information please contact us.
Toll free: 1-866-701-1867 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org