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1914-1918 Vigil

Courtesy of Wayne Cook
Edmonton Branch News

Starting on Tuesday, November 4 at 5 pm the names of the 68,000 Canadian men and women who fell in the First World War will be projected on the front of the Legislative Building in Edmonton, and will run for seven nights from sunset on the 4th until sunrise on November 11.

The website for this project is

'At sunset November 4th through to sunrise November 11th, this site will present a vigil commemorating the 68,000 Canadians who lost their lives in WWI. The names of the 68,000 war dead will be projected over a week of nights onto the National War Memorial in Ottawa, buildings in other regions of Canada and onto the side of Canada House in Trafalgar Square in London, England. More than 9,700 names will appear each night. Each individual name will appear only once during the seven nights. These include those killed in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, the Canadian Merchant Navy and the Canadian Army Medical Corps.'

If you have relatives who fell during this war, go to 'Search The Names' and type in their names and you can find out the exact time and day their names will appear on the screen. Or you can see the names projected on your computer screen at the precise time they appear on the website, from any of the time zones. This will not be active until 4th November. Each name will appear for 8 seconds.