News and Events–Stateside: April 6 is Fast Approaching. Stay Informed of Upcoming Events

  Did you know?  Do your Friends know? April 6–the 100th anniversary of U.S. entry into the war is fast approaching, and events will be happening across the U.S. to mark the date. The WW1CC  (http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php) is an umbrella organization that communicates among all groups and does so much more. The WW1CC provides a monthly (or bimonthly) “Education Resources” newsletter for educators.  (Drop-down tab “Educate.”) The WW1CC will post “Stories of Service” about your relative who fought in the Great War.  (Drop-down tab “Commemorate.”) The WW1CC is raising funds to build Continue reading →

News and Events–U.S.: A Melange of WW1 Media as April 2017 Approaches

  This post will focus on four media items:  A video on NJ in the Great War; the exhibit “World War I and American Art;” the upcoming American Experience (PBS) film “The Great War;” and the WW1 Centennial’s Website, which is full of information on upcoming events.     Video:  NJ in the Great War New Jersey’s WW1 Centennial Commission and the NJ Dept. of Travel and Tourism are promoting travel regarding New Jersey’s role in the Great War.  They have prepared a two-minute video that Continue reading →

News and Events–Stateside and Over There: #CountdowntoVeteransDay, 2016 and Veterans Day Ceremonies at ABMC Cemeteries

    Just a reminder to join with the World War I Centennial Commission to make Veterans Day 2016 a “day-on” rather than a “day-off.”  The commission encourages citizens to volunteer with a veterans organization or to attend a commemoration ceremony.  A list of volunteer opportunities can be found at this link:  http://www.countdowntoveteransday.org/.     The Webmaster will be in France and will attend on of the ABMC Veterans Day Ceremonies in France  Dates and times for the ceremonies are shown below: Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery, Continue reading →

News and Events–Stateside: #CountdownToVeteransDay, 2016 and the World War 1 Centennial Commission

    By November 1918 over two million U.S. men and women were serving in the armed forces in France and about another two million were serving state-side.  To honor the U.S. men and women who served in the Great War and in all other wars/conflicts, the World War I Centennial Commission is encouraging readers to make Veterans Day 2016 a “day-on” rather than a “day-off.”  The commission encourages citizens to volunteer with a veterans organization or to attend a commemoration ceremony.   A list of volunteer and event opportunities can be Continue reading →

News & Events–Stateside: 100 Cities / 100 Memorials Program Announced to Help Restore and Preserve Local WW1 Memorials

  The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library are announcing a new program to help people across the country restore and preserve their local WW1 memorials.   The 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program is a fund-matching program, where groups or individuals can A) identify local WW1 memorials in their area, B) put together a conservation treatment proposal, C) submit their plan for consideration for matching grant funds, and D) have the memorial treated by an accredited conservator, Continue reading →

News & Events–Stateside: WW1 Historical Association 2016 Symposium Theme: “1916: Sex, Planes, and Disasters”

The World War One Historical Association is partnering with the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation to host its 2016 Symposium with the theme:  “1916:  Sex, Planes, and Disasters.”  The location is the MacArthur Memorial and Museum in Norfolk, Virginia; and the symposium includes a tour of the Military Aviation Museum in Virginia Beach on Friday afternoon.  Dates are 21 – 22 October, 2016 with a cash bar reception on Thursday evening, 20 October. Speakers and topics include:   Friday Steve Suddaby–“From Venice to London:  Aerial Bombing in 1916” Continue reading →

News & Events–Stateside: WW1CC Seeking “Stories of Service” Regarding WW1 Veterans

The World War One Centennial Commission is seeking “Stories of Service” for inclusion in the WW1CC’s social media outreach; with the goal of adding a personal touch and human face to the war.  Volunteers and enthusiasts are encouraged to send stories and photos of their favorite WW1 veterans to the WW1CC’s Director of Communications, Chris Isleib.  His email address is chris.isleib@worldwar1centennial.org.   Of course, readers are also encouraged to check out the WW1CC’s website periodically, to sign up for email posts, and to listen to the Sync Calls held Continue reading →

News & Events–Stateside: WFA East Coast Branch Symposium, Oct. 24, York, PA

The East Coast Branch of the Western Front Association is hosing its Fall 2015 World War I History Symposium on Saturday, October 24 at the York County Heritage Trust in York, PA.  The program will feature authors and speakers on several topics, including the life of General Pershing and the 1st Division’s attack on Cantigny. Please see the flyer below for a full list of details, cost and directions.  Please note that the cut-off date for mail-in registrations is Oct. 18.  However, you can contact Continue reading →

News & Events–Stateside: WW1 Symposium: 1915–Warfare Evolution, New Strategies and Tactics

  The WW1 Historical Association and the League of WW1 Aviation Historians is holding a WW1 Collaboration Symposium in Lisle, IL on 2-3 October.  The theme of the Symposium is “1915:  Warfare Evolution; New Strategies and Tactics” and presentations will cover a wide range of topics under that theme.  The Symposium will also feature a tour of the First Division Museum at Cantigny in Wheaton, IL; as well as vendors, reenactors and wargamers.  The event is also being structured to allow plenty of time for Continue reading →

News & Events–Stateside: World War 1 Centennial Commission Minutes, March 18, 2015

The World War 1 Centennial Commission holds weekly phone conference calls to keep the public abreast of upcoming events to commemorate the war.  This website plans to publish the minutes at least monthly.  The minutes for 18 March, 2015 are attached.  WWICCSyncCallMinutes0318 docx (2) Readers are encouraged to dial in to these calls, which take place every Wednesday at 12:00pm and which last about 20 minutes.