Trinity College Participates in The World Remembers 2018

Posted Oct 1, 2018 10:42 am

Trinity College is honoured to again participate in The World Remembers, a unique Canadian and international remembrance to honour those who died in the First World War.

The 2018 display of the names of those killed in 1918 will commence on September 25 and conclude November 11. The World Remembers asks everyone to reflect on the humanity of each who gave their lives in the First World War. 

The names of soldiers who lost their lives from the United Kingdom, Canada, France, Germany, the United States, Turkey, Belgium, Australia, the Czech Republic, Italy, New Zealand, Slovenia, China and the former British Indian Army will appear.

At sunrise November 11, 2018, the last of the millions of names will appear time zone by time zone around the world.

The World Remembers will be on display in Strachan Hall (on the wall above the tapestry) until November 11.

The World Remembers & the First World War

The 1914-1918 war is distant history for many Canadians. To assist in making distant history relevant, The World Remembers will provide the means to personalize the study of history and connect individuals and communities within Canada and around the world through the use of technology. By combining the names of the WWI dead from many nations this commemoration will make an unprecedented statement about the future in which we must live and the need for historical understanding.

About The World Remembers

The World Remembers is a Canadian non-profit organization whose purpose is to build this initiative. Trinity alumnus R.H. Thomson is a co-producer of The World Remembers. Its Advisory Council includes the Rt. Honourable Paul Martin (former Prime Minister of Canada), Major-General Lewis MacKenzie (Ret’d), the Rt. Honourable Adrienne Clarkson (former Governor General of Canada and Trinity alumna), historians Margaret MacMillan (Trinity’s 13th Provost) and Jonathan Vance, Major General Richard Rohmer and other prominent Canadians. For more information, please visit The World Remembers.