“We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, Loved and were loved”
Ten years ago, during the Year of the Veteran, Queen’s University Archives launched our Queen’s Remembers site in honour of the Queen’s students, faculty and staff that served and lost their lives in WWI and WWII. We also sent our photographs from the WWI portion of the site to the Canadian Virtual War Memorial. The Canadian Virtual War Memorial “is a registry of the more than 118,000 Canadians and Newfoundlanders who have given their lives serving Canada or the United Kingdom. It was established to allow all Canadians the opportunity to honour and remember their sacrifices.” The site allows for family members and other interested parties to add photographs, newspaper clippings, gravesite information about specific soldiers through an easy upload process. Within the next year QUA is looking to add more images, like the one above, from our site to the Memorial. If you’re interested in helping in that project, let us know.