University of North Carolina: A monumental visual history

New-to-me, from University of North Carolina: A monumental visual history. “Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina, or CommLand, a partnership with University Libraries, now features the stories of over 1,000 monuments across the state in all 100 counties. It is the largest and most extensive curated site devoted to a single state’s historical monuments and memorials.”

Latina: Digital Archive Project ‘Nuevayorkinos’ Is Redefining NYC’s Latine History

Latina: Digital Archive Project ‘Nuevayorkinos’ Is Redefining NYC’s Latine History . “While Nuevayorkinos and its 31,000 followers on Instagram continue to share stories about will power, adaptation, love and belonging, [Djali Alessandra] Brown-Cepeda has been moved by the outpour of people using the page as a place to pay homage to their loved ones who they have lost to COVID-19. For many, Nuevayorkinos had become a digital altar at the peak of the pandemic.”

PR Newswire: Landmarks Illinois publishes WWI Monuments of Illinois Database containing more than 300 memorials of the Great War (PRESS RELEASE)

PR Newswire: Landmarks Illinois publishes WWI Monuments of Illinois Database containing more than 300 memorials of the Great War (PRESS RELEASE). “In honor of Veterans Day, Landmarks Illinois has published its new online database of historic World War I monuments and memorials in Illinois. The Landmarks Illinois WWI Monuments of Illinois Database currently contains information on 311 monuments and memorials such as doughboy statues, plaques, sculptures and public spaces dedicated to honoring those who served in the Great War. Monuments included in the database are located in 158 different Illinois communities.”

NBC News: What would a Covid memorial look like? Designers share ideas for ‘unprecedented’ tribute

NBC News: What would a Covid memorial look like? Designers share ideas for ‘unprecedented’ tribute. “Many now intend to make sure this pandemic doesn’t get lost to history like the last one. While it will most likely be years before anyone builds a Covid memorial in Washington, architects, artists and people touched by the pandemic from around the world are already thinking about ways to remember it, which might require reinventing the idea of memorials.”

Opinion: What the 700,000 flags I put on the National Mall really mean (Washington Post)

Washington Post: Opinion: What the 700,000 flags I put on the National Mall really mean. “Twenty-five years of hospice volunteering has taught me that the most important thing we can afford people is their dignity. That lesson formed the backbone of ‘In America: Remember,’ my art installation that for the past three weeks blanketed Washington’s National Mall with 700,000 fluttering white flags, each one representing an American lost to the coronavirus pandemic. The art is an effort to reclaim the dignity of 700,000 people who have become reduced to a single number, a number too large to fathom.”

National Geographic: 670,000 flags on the National Mall pay tribute to America’s devastating COVID-19 losses

National Geographic: 670,000 flags on the National Mall pay tribute to America’s devastating COVID-19 losses. “Beneath the Washington Monument hundreds of thousands of small white flags flutter in the hot breeze. Landscape workers and volunteers walk among them, stooping to plant the flags 10 inches apart until they fill 20 acres of the National Mall. Each flag represents an American life lost to COVID-19.”

Fox 16: Why the 9/11 Museum & Memorial uses ‘sky blue’ in its tributes

Fox 16: Why the 9/11 Museum & Memorial uses ‘sky blue’ in its tributes. “In recent years, the 9/11 Museum & Memorial has encouraged buildings across New York City to light up their rooftops or facades in remembrance of those who were killed during the attacks on September 11. Specifically, the city’s iconic buildings will be illuminated in a striking sky blue — a color that holds special significance for the organization, and the city as a whole.”

WRAL: Augmented reality: Have you seen the invisible statues appearing around downtown Cary?

WRAL: Augmented reality: Have you seen the invisible statues appearing around downtown Cary?. “If you see people gathering around to look at something, but you don’t see anything there, it might be part of the new augmented reality art project happening around downtown. Once again, the town has hidden secret art pieces around town to surprise and delight – and give you another reason to get outside.”

IrishCentral: The shocking story behind an Irish Famine memorial in Quebec

IrishCentral: The shocking story behind an Irish Famine memorial in Quebec. “Located along the banks of the Gatineau River in western Quebec, just north of Canada’s National Capital Region, a sleepy rural community still holds deep Irish roots. It is here, in Low, Quebec, where a unique memorial stands in testament to the survivors of Ireland’s Great Hunger who settled this area in the 1800s.”

University of Kansas: Dole Institute Accepting Submissions For Newly Announced Kansas Veterans Virtual Memory Wall

University of Kansas: Dole Institute Accepting Submissions For Newly Announced Kansas Veterans Virtual Memory Wall . “The Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas is calling on veterans and their families to submit personal stories and photos of service men and women who have ties to Kansas. This comes as part of a larger announcement that the Dole Institute will permanently install a large digital interactive display at the institute, as well as maintain a searchable online database, that pays tribute to Kansas veterans from World War II to present day.”

The Globe and Mail: How families are building a digital archive to commemorate the Air India bombing

The Globe and Mail: How families are building a digital archive to commemorate the Air India bombing. “Air India Flight 182 was flying from Toronto to London, England. A bomb caused it to crash into the Atlantic Ocean while in Irish airspace. All 329 people on board were killed, including 280 citizens or permanent residents of Canada. The disaster was followed by long trials (which ended in acquittal), a public inquiry and an apology from the Canadian government. However, to Dr. [Chandrima] Chakraborty and many others, including victims’ families, this event was never truly perceived as a Canadian tragedy.”

Military Times: Thousands of name errors possible in new Korean War remembrance wall, advocates fear

Military Times: Thousands of name errors possible in new Korean War remembrance wall, advocates fear. “From their home near Dallas, Hal and Ted Barker run the Korean War Project, a free-to-use online archive and database documenting those lost in Korea. The site represents more than four decades of research and effort to tell the stories of Korean War veterans such as their father. The Barkers and KWP volunteer researchers estimate there are some 2,000 name discrepancies in the DCAS list publicly available through NARA, they told Military Times.”

Culpeper Star-Exponent: UVa looks to provide digitized context to historic features on Grounds

Culpeper Star-Exponent: UVa looks to provide digitized context to historic features on Grounds. “People soon may hear all about Homer’s statue on The Lawn at the University of Virginia with a simple scan of a QR code on their smartphone. In fact, they may hear conflicting interpretations of the statue, The Lawn and UVa as the university seeks to provide context to its memorials, statues, plaques and buildings.”