The World Remembers will display the names of those who lost their lives in names-display installations in participating nations. They will be seen in a network of schools or other organisations, on our website, and on phones and Tablets and in public displays in some countries. Each name will be programmed to appear at a precise minute, allowing anyone anywhere in the world to find the exact moment when the name of a lost relative will appear. In 2014, we will display only the names of those killed in 1914, commencing October 15th and concluding November 11th. In 2015, we will display the names of those killed in 1915. And so on. At sunrise November 11th 2018, the last of the millions of name will appear time zone by time zone around the world.
Not all WWI countries have chosen to participate and therefore their names have not been made available to us. We encourage those countries to join this project in subsequent years. Also, one hundred years after, the databases of names from many nations are not yet complete. See the country-specific pages on this site for details of the project and the timings of the displays each year.
Just as the WWI artillery shells still surface in the battlefields, so too is the history of WWI still being written. But sadly, memories of the war no longer surface in minds since those who lived it have all left us now. But the names of the dead remain, and unlike the battlefields and written histories, the names are unchanging and non-debatable. It is time to witness and remember them all, one by one. Memory is part of what makes us human.