Images from the war
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About this Project

Our Honoured Past – Grey Highlands Virtual War Memorial was envisioned by Laura Binns-Camilleri, the former curator at South Grey Museum in Flesherton, Ontario. She applied to Veterans Affairs Canada’s Community Engagement Partnership Fund to acquire the finances to create the website.

In June of 2009, Joanna Mullen, a history graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University, was hired to collect and compile all the information for the website through a grant provided by Young Canada Works.

The project was launched on June 5, 2009, one day before the 65th Anniversary of D-Day, at Grey Highlands Secondary School in Flesherton, Ontario. With the participation of two grade ten classes from the school and veterans from Royal Legion Branch 333, the collection of stories commenced. Over the summer, Joanna interviewed numerous veterans, war brides, evacuees, and relatives of deceased veterans to take down their stories.

With the creativity and technological savvy of Barbara Pearn from ColourPix the project was completed. The website was launched on Remembrance Day, 2009.

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