The Kansas Museum of History is proud to participate in The World Remembers 2018, which honors WWI soldiers. This electronic Honor Wall will display the names of more than 1 million servicemen beginning September 12 and runs 61 days through November 11, the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI.

The names of soldiers and civilians killed between 1918 and 1922 from the United States and the fifteen other combatant nations will appear on screen nine names at a time for approximately 20 seconds, for 11 hours a day. Images from the war will appear every fifteen minutes.

This is an international project coordinated by the National World War I Museum and Memorial and The World Remembers based in Toronto, Canada. Those who lost their lives in World War I have been remembered collectively but forgotten personally. The World Remembers asks you to reflect on the humanity of each of the men and women who lost their lives. For more information on the project, visit their website www.theworldremembers.org.

This project is in part from the National World War I Museum and Memorial:  https://www.theworldwar.org/explore/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/world-remembers-2018

(From the Kansas Historical Society Facebook page.)

Blair Tarr is the Museum Curator of the Kansas State Historical Society. He oversees the three-dimensional collections of the Society, but has special interests in the Civil War, Wichita-made Valentine diners, and Leavenworth's Abernathy Furniture. In the last few years he has also done a lot of cramming on The Great War. He is a past president of the Kansas Museums Association and the Civil War Round Tables of both Kansas City and Eastern Kansas. He is currently a board member of the Heritage League of Greater Kansas City.