Despite a move to a new building, the Kingston Secondary School community will never forget its history.
Kevin Reed, the originator of the Kingston Collegiate & Vocational Institute (KCVI) Memorial Wall, and Joanne Whitfield, have created a book of remembrance that updates and extends the wall entries. The Memorial Wall was created to honour former Kingston Collegiate Institute (KCI and KCVI students who died in World War I and World War II). Two memorial plaques were erected inside the former KCVI building in the main stairwell. Since the plaques were put in place, more names have come to light. The book of remembrance seeks to honour the sacrifice of all those men and women and to reveal their stories and faces.
Copies of the book will be placed in the local history section of the Kingston Frontenac Public Library, at the City of Kingston history library, the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment regimental museum, the LDSB Education Centre as well as multiple copies at the new school.
Both plaques honouring KC’s war dead are also being mounted at the new Kingston Secondary School along with a display for Minnie Gallaher, and a display of objects brought from KCVI to help new generations of students understand the deep history, military and otherwise, their school has in Kingston.
Members of the public can view the book and/or purchase copies using this link. Five dollars from every purchase will benefit the KSS Legacy Fund to support bursaries and scholarships for students.