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Day 40 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: War Memorial in Ottawa on the eve of Remembrance Day

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From sunset to sunrise, from November 4 until November 11, Vigile 1914-1918 Vigil projected the names of the 68,000 Canadian soldiers who died in the First World War onto the National War Memorial in Ottawa (pictured right). This project included six other public vigils in the Canadian cities of Fredericton, Halifax, Toronto, Regina, Edmonton and in London, England.  Veterans Affairs Canada contributed $340,000 for the production of the Vigil on the National War Memorial in Ottawa, the simultaneous webcast of the event, and support for the coordination of other Vigil sites.

Using the virtual Vigil website, http://www.1914-1918.ca, individuals could look up the names of their loved ones and confirm the night and the minute when their name would appear on the monument.

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