Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry
into World War I
Hosted by the U.S. World War I
at the National WWI Museum
Kansas City, MO
April 6, 2017
World War I changed everything.
Let's change how students think about the War.
WWI Overview Video
Click the button to see "100 Years ago this week"... from our partner "The Great War Channel"
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.
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 timewomen joined the ranks of the U.S. armed forces.
A National Matching Grant Challenge
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.
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!