Sumary of Remembrance Day: Students hear veterans’ stories virtually due to pandemic:
- Gulf War veteran Bob Crane has been busy in the weeks leading up to Remembrance Day, adjusting his classroom presentations to an array of online platforms..
- Crane, a retired Army major who volunteers as a veteran speaker with Historica Canada Memory Project, has booked almost double the number of gigs he would in a typical year..
- More than 500 veterans and active Canadian Forces members in the Memory Project speaker bureau are offering online talks during COVID-19, according to Bronwyn Graves, director of education and programs at Historica Canada..
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- “I do anticipate that we will probably see more remote visits … even when veterans are actually cleared to go back into schools,”.
- she said, noting the sessions have offered a chance for the veterans themselves to connect with people in an era when they’re spending more time alone..
- Crane recently shared the story of Inuit Korean War veteran Eddy Weetaltuk during a virtual session with a school in Nunavut, which he said “resonated”.
- 1:51 No Stone Left Alone marks 10 years of honouring Canada fallen soldiers No Stone Left Alone marks 10 years of honouring Canada fallen soldiers “Being able to do that, hopefully, will generate some self-pride in who they are as Inuit,”.
- Susan Beharriell, an Air Force veteran living in King City, Ont., estimates she spoken in front of 80,000 people from elementary classes to university students over the years….