City Calendar & Events
The World Remembers: 1914-1919
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- Isabel Turner Branch Kingston Frontenac Public Library 935 Gardiners Rd.
This autumn, the names of people who died in World War I will be displayed in locations throughout the world. Kingston Frontenac Public Library is honoured to participate in this Canadian-led commemoration.
The public library will display a slideshow of more than 20,400 names of Canadians killed in 1917, including those killed at Vimy Ridge and Passchendaele. Each name is programmed to appear at an exact day, hour and minute, so that viewers can know when a relative’s name will appear. There will also be names from the United Kingdom, France, Australia, India, Belgium, Germany, the United States, New Zealand, Italy, Turkey, the Czech Republic, China and Slovenia.
The photos that appear every 15 minutes depict World War I soldiers, nurses, doctors, wounded, prisoners, refugees, munitions workers, and war mothers, among others.
The display will start on Sept. 25 and will run each day in the weeks leading up to and including Nov. 11, at the Isabel Turner branch.
For more information on this unique project of remembrance, please see http://theworldremembers.org