Kentucky Education and Workforce Development Cabinet’s Department for Libraries and Archives (KDLA) is joining archives, museums, schools and organizations from 16 nations in The World Remembers 2018 project. Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of World War I, The World Remembers project pays tribute to the military servicemen and women who died as a result of World War I.
The World Remembers 2018 project displays the names of more than one million soldiers who died from 1918 to 1922 as a result of injuries from the war. Each soldier’s name is programmed to appear at the same time across more than 75 locations throughout North America and Europe on websites, electronic devices and public displays. The memorial features soldiers’ names from 16 participating nations including nearly 88,000 American soldiers.
According to the Kentucky National Guard Museum, more than 2,400 military soldiers from Kentucky died in WWI. Kentucky’s display began on Sept. 12 and will continue until Nov. 11 marking the end of the war on Armistice Day. The Department of Libraries and Archives is the only site in Kentucky participating in this eight-week event marking the 100th Anniversary of World War I.
“KDLA is honored to participate in The World Remembers project,” said Terry Manuel, Commissioner Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. “It is important that we pay tribute and reflect on the heroic sacrifices made by these servicemen and women.”
KDLA displays the name of each soldier on a computer screen. The display is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. To learn the exact time, a specific name will appear, a search function is available on The World Remembers website.
For more information about The World Remembers project, please visit the Kentucky Department for Library and Archives website.