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Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry
into World War I

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Hosted by the U.S. World War I
Centennial Commission
at the National WWI Museum
and Memorial
Kansas City, MO
April 6, 2017

April 6, 2017
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The U.S.World War One Centennial Commission and the National World War I Museum & Memorial
have come together with partners to pool their Education Resources about WWI
into a bi-monthly education eNewsletter and an easy-to-navigate online collection.

World War I changed everything.
Let's change how students think about the War.

Click the button to see "100 Years ago this week"... from our partner "The Great War Channel"

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WWI Overview Video

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100 Years Ago Today
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Families are invited to send in photos and information about their loved ones that served during the war, creating a WWI Stories of Service database. This information is available for viewing on-line and in publications.

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We partner with organizations to sponsor, create and host public programs and events at venues across the country,

in addition to serving as a clearinghouse for the collection
and dissemination of information about events and plans for the centennial of the First World War.

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116,516 U.S. soldiers gave their lives in combat.

More than 350,000 African Americans served in the U.S. military, as did Native Americans and members of other minority groups. And, for the first time
women joined the ranks of the U.S. armed forces.



More than four million American families sent their sons and daughters to serve in uniform during the Great War.

116,516 U.S. soldiers gave their lives in combat. Another 200,000 were wounded,
a casualty rate far greater than in World War II.

More than 350,000 African Americans served in the U.S. military, as did Native Americans and members of other minority groups. And, for the first time, women joined the ranks of the U.S. armed forces.



A National Matching Grant Challenge

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Participation Opportunities

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Over the coming years, the Commission will serve as the lead organizer for the nation’s commemorative events and will coordinate the activities of thousands individuals and institutions to raise awareness of and give meaning to the events of a hundred years ago.
You are encouraged and invited to participate whether as an individual, an organization, a State, municipal, educational, domestic or international group... welcome!

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