This is the part of the project that was completed for St. Peter's. This is a digital reproduction of the the book They Chose to Serve which was created and written by the St. Peter's Bay Memorial Historical Society in 1987. Shannon Byrne who was one of the research interns retyped and rescanned this into digital form with a web publisher. It was than converted into PDF form and is located in the digital collection page. To access this in PDF form just click on the link below.
The interviews conducted for the veterans of World War II made up the bulk of our project. These interviews were conducted during the winter of 2011. In the community of Morell some of these veterans were interviewed for their experiences during their time in the service. For those that couldn't be interviewed due to location or due to them passing on family members were contacted.
The interviews for those who served in World War I were a little more difficult to conduct. The main reason for this is that there are a very few World War I veterans still living. The interviews for these veterans were conducted with children of the veteran, grandchildren of the veteran, nieces and nephews as well as grand nieces and grand-nephews of the veteran. Though World War I was fought for empires, it doesn't change the sense of community and nationality that each individual had.