News & Events–Stateside: Where to Find Upcoming Centennial Events

    While the Webmaster’s focus is on being “Over There” for the upcoming Centennial of the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, many Americans will not have that luxury.  That doesn’t mean that there are not / will not be great events in the U.S. to attend over the next few months. Readers looking for events are encouraged to look at the United States’ World War One Centennial Commission’s website.  Under the “Commemorate” tab there is a WW1 Centennial Events page.  In case that page does not capture Continue reading →

News & Events– Facebook Group Hits 1,000 Members!

  March 14, 2018–Webmaster and tour guide Randy Gaulke is pleased to announce the Facebook group signed up its 1,000th member today!  This is proof that there is still interest in the First World War in the United States (and internationally.) Randy re-started his blog/website on June 2014, and he started the Facebook group in May 2015 by inviting about 50 of his friends to join that group.  The Facebook group was established because it allowed a quicker and easier exchange of Continue reading →

News and Events–U.S.: Ceremonial Groundbreaking for America’s World War I Memorial

  On Thursday, 9 November, at 11AM (EST) the @WW1CC will host a small ceremonial groundbreaking event at Washington, D.C.’s Pershing Park, to thank its partners and supporters.   The event will feature distinguished leaders, well-known guest speakers, and music from the U.S. Army’s Pershing’s Own brass quintet.  Shovels will turn earth that came from the WW1 battlefields of France.   The event will be streamed via Facebook Live at  (Note:  The Webmaster believes the actual event is by invitation only.)   Readers can Continue reading →

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  ( 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:     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 [email protected].   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 →