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Tour Memorial Hall windows to mark World War I centenary

July 2, 2014 –

The 12 stained-glass windows in Memorial Hall, City Hall, 216 Ontario St., pay tribute to those Kingston men and women who fought and died in World War I, which started 100 years ago in 1914.

"Touring the Memorial Hall windows is a great way to honour the Kingston sailors, soldiers, airmen and nursing sisters who served overseas in the Great War – to whom these 1921 works of art are dedicated," says Paul Robertson, City Curator.

Each window speaks to the role of different military personnel and together as a group tell the story of Canada's involvement in World War I. The windows mark these battles:

  • Ypres, 1915
  • St. Elio, 1916
  • Jutland, 1916
  • Sanctuary Wood, 1916
  • Somme, 1916
  • Vimy, 1917
  • Lens, 1917
  • Passchendaele, 1917
  • Amiens, 1918
  • Cambrai, 1918
  • Scapa Flow, 1918
  •  Mons, 1918

Kingston's City Hall is a National Historic Site and offers free guided tours every day through Labour Day. Tours begin at the main entrance.

More information about City Hall's history – including self-guided tours – can be found at: www.CityofKingston.ca/explore/culture-history/history/city-hall

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Media contact: For more information contact Cindie Ashton, Media Relations Officer, 613-546-4291, ext. 3116. Or call Communications at 613-546-4291, ext. 2300.

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