Friday, November 7, 2008

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I'm blogging about a rather remarkable event making its way across Canada this week. Created by actor R.H. Thomson and lighting designer Martin Conboy, Vigil 1914-1918 brings the fallen soldiers of the First World War home in a moving journey made of names and light.

Beginning in London, England on Nov. 4th, the names of each soldier who died during the Great War will be shown as a light projection upon memorials across seven cities: London(UK), Halifax, Fredericton, Ottawa, Toronto, Regina and Edmonton.

At 5:00pm each evening, you can watch streaming video of the event at this link. The last name will appear as dawn breaks on November 11th.


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a great idea this is. Our Veterans day is coming up. What a great idea. God Bless them all. Have a great day and weekend Julia. :)

Akelamalu said...

What a fantastic idea!

Jeni said...

Sounds like an excellent way to pay homage to those who fought, paid the ultimate price, in "The Great War."
I wanted to thank you too for visiting and your comments on my Peace Blog post. It boggled my mind -confused the heck out of me -as a child, when I realized the way so many Christians don't practice what they preach and today, as senior citizen type adult, it still addles the brain -and yet, those who do that, don't seem to realize the error in their thought process when it comes to preaching love and advocating hate via racism, bias, prejudices of all types and sizes. One can only HOPE -Someday, ya know.

Raven said...

What an amazing idea. I'll try to focus my brain enough to remember to come back and check it out.

Mojo said...

Sounds like an awesome spectacle. Remembrance is important, not only for those who fell, but so that maybe one day no more will have to fall.

Go ahead. Call me a dreamer. I promise, I don't mind.

Michelle said...

Lovely post for Remembrance Sunday.

I posted about my greatx3 Aunts who helped the Red Cross in WWI and the poems of another family member who was a prisoner of war in WW2. My grandfather was in Egypt in WW2. I posted his photos last year for this day. :-)

At one time the memorial day parades banned Rhodesians and South Africans (my countries of my mom and dad's birth)from marching in the parades in certain countries, Britain being one of them. I do know Australia allowed us in, but I'm not sure about Canada.

Thank you for the kind reply you left on my Peace post last week. Your late friend Pam sounded a very special person.