Tuesday, 4 November 2008

Virgile 1914 - 1918 Virgil

We are approaching the 90th anniversary of the Armistice of 11 November 1918.

This year the names of those killed serving in the Canadian Expeditionary Force, the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, the Canadian Merchant Navy and the Canadian Army Medical Corps will be projected on the National War Memorial in Ottawa, in Trafalgar Square in London, and at various sites across Canada.

Starting at 5 pm, for 13 hours each night, from 4 November to the morning of 11 November The Vigil will be streamed live from the National War Memorial at Virgile 1914 - 1918 Virgil. More than 9,700 names will appear each night and each name will appear only once.

It's easy to forget how devastating was the loss. Make it personal. The database shows 19 Canadian soldiers named John Reid killed during the Great War, and three of them with middle initial D.

Look up your last name or that of your spouse at the site. For more information about each of the 68,000, including their place of burial, you can explore the following sites: www.cwgc.org or www.warmuseum.ca and look up their attestation paper at: www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/databases/cef/index-e.html.

Thanks to Arlene Halme for suggesting this item.

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