By Richard Bell
Nova Scotia military veterans have a special opportunity to share their stories on video when Allan Cameron visits the province. Cameron is the founder of Veterans Voices of Canada. Since VVC started in 2011, Cameron has traveled thousands of kilometers across Canada recording veterans from the Korean War, the Cold War, Peacekeeping, Vietnam and the Gulf War.
Cameron was a professional news cameraman, starting in Nova Scotia in 1994 with Global Television when he decided to devote himself to recording veterans’ stories. Growing up, he heard stories from his mother about his great uncle who was killed in France in WWI, and from his father about his uncles and aunt who served.
Cameron publishes some of his video interviews on the VVC website, http://vetvoicecan.org. He makes the videos available to schools, museums, and Legions. Cameron is planning a trip from his home in Alberta to start recording stories from veterans in Nova Scotia. If you’d like to share your story, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.