November 9, 2008

World War One Vigil

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 World War One.

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.

This somber and touching memorial to those who died has been initiated and brought to us by well respected Canadian Actor R.H. Thompson. RH Thomson is one of Canada’s foremost actors/directors has received numerous awards over his 30 year career. In 2001, RH Thomson wrote and performed a highly personal play, The Lost Boys, based on letters written home by his five great-uncles who fought in WWI. Its television version delivered his second Gemini Award. Lighting designer Martin Conboy of Martin Conboy Lighting Design (MCLD) is supplying his design services for this project.

The website is easy to use and the product is timed perfectly. I used it to look up a soldier my son is researching for school and his name was illuminated exactly when they said it would be.

I would recommend this site for anyone interested in the the Great War.

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