Welcome to 100 Cities / 100 Memorials
Announcing The First 50 Official
“WWI Centennial Memorials”
And Launching Round #2
On September 27th, the United States World War One Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library announced the first 50 official “WWI Centennial Memorials” from 100 Cites/100 Memorials program.
Since the April 6th centennial of the United States declaration of war and the subsequent national awakening about WWI, the interest and focus on local WWI memorials around the country has had a nation-wide resurgence.
With this renewed interest, instead of simply extending the submission period beyond the one-year mark, the 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program Executive Committee has resolved to select and to name the first 50 awardees now. Those Awardees are listed below.
Furthermore, during the World War One Centennial Commission meeting in Washington DC on September 13, 2017, the Commission resolved to designate the awarded memorials as “WWI Centennial Memorials”. Being the congressionally created U.S. government agency for the national commemoration of World War One, such a designation is an official national designation.
All awardees will therefore be presented with an official certificate to that effect and the program will make a bronze medallion of the designation available to the awarded memorials suitable to be affixed to them.
The 100 Cities/ 100 Memorials program is now opening a new submission period starting today, September 27, 2017 through January 15, 2018.
All entries that were submitted in Round #1, but were not awarded a grant, are automatically entered into Round #2. Additionally, those participants’ entries will be opened for editing allowing the participants to modify, add to, edit and update their submissions until the closing of Round #2.
This new submission period provides an opportunity for the many additional WWI memorial projects manifesting around the country to apply for the National Matching Grant challenge. Aside from the dates and deadlines, the competition rules and regulations will remain essentially unchanged. An updated competition manual and schedule will be posted in the coming days.
It is important to note that selecting the 50 awardees was very difficult. We found that every project submitted is amazing in its own right. Though we are announcing 50 awardees now, literally every submission received, deserves recognition and congratulations. The program sponsors, supporting organizations and project staff wish to thank everyone who has and everyone who will be participating in the program. The dedication and honor the participants have shown to their community, thier history and our national heritage is genuinely humbling.
President & CEO
Pritzker Military Museum & Library
United States World War I Centennial Commission
|Name of Memorial||Organization /Team||City||State|
|The Survivor WWI War Monument Beaverton, Michigan||WWI Monument Restoration Team, Beaverton, Michigan||Beaverton||MI|
|Over the Top to Victory Doughboy Statue (Missoula County)||Missoula County||Missoula||MT|
|Spiritualized Life - sculpture located in Memorial Park, Jacksonville, Florida||Memorial Park Association, Inc.||Jacksonville||FL|
|Baldwin (NY) WWI Memorial||American Legion Post # 246 & Community||Baldwin||NY|
|Berkeley, California World War I Commemorative Plaque (circa 1923)||Berkeley Historical Plaque Project||Berkeley||CA|
|Brown County Texas WWI Memorial||Central Texas Veterans Memorial, Inc||Brownwood||TX|
|Burlington City Sons of the American Legion Rock of the Marne||BC Rocks of the Marne||Burlington||NJ|
|Cape May Soldier and Sailors Monument||Greater Cape May Historical Society||Cape May City||NJ|
|Carmel-by-the-Sea World War I Memorial Arch||American Legion Post 512||Carmel-by-the-Sea||CA|
|Chinese Americans Veterans Memorial||VFW Post 4618 & American Legion, Cathay Post #384 & SF Recreation & Parks Department||San Francisco||CA|
|Doughboy Statue||Morton Grove Historical Society||Morton Grove||IL|
|Dover Patrol War Memorial - City of New York||City of New York, NYC Parks, Art & Antiquities||Brooklyn||NY|
|Fort George G. Meade WWI Memorial||Descendants & Friends of the 314th Infantry A.E.F.||Ft. Meade||MD|
|Gold Star Memorial at Guthrie Park, Riverside, IL||American Legion Post 488 and Village of Riverside||Riverside||IL|
|Gosman Statue||American Legion Post #20||Dillon||MT|
|Harvard World War I Monument||War Monument Restoration Committee, Town of Harvard, MA||Harvard||MA|
|Highbridge War Memorial Doughboy Plaque Replication||City of New York, NYC Parks, Art & Antiquities||Bronx||NY|
|Hudson World War One Memorial||Peninsula Architects||Hudson||OH|
|Jacob Cousins Memorial Renovation Project||Friends of the Eastern Promenade||Portland||ME|
|Jenkintown Borough WW1 Monument||Jenkintown War Monument Restoration Committee||Jenkintown||PA|
|John Burke Memorial Park-Polk County Gold Star Monument||Iowa World War I Centennial Committee||Des Moines||IA|
|Memorial Belltower||Rear Admiral Ralph E. Suggs, U.S. Navy (Ret.) NCSU, Douglas G. Morton, U.S. Navy (Ret.) NCSU||Raleigh||Nc|
|Memorial Grove at Green Hill Park||Green Hill Park Coalition Inc. and The City of Worcester, Massachusetts||Worcester||MA|
|Memorial Park||Stewards of Memorial Park||Mobile||AL|
|Memorial Tablet at Victory Memorial Grove||Los Angeles - Eschscholtzia Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter of Southern California||Los Angeles||CA|
|Miantonomi Memorial Park Tower||Miantonomi Memorial Park Commission; City of Newport, RI; American Legion, Newport Post 7; Newport Open Space Partnership||Newport||RI|
|Muskogee Doughboy||Reverend John Robinson Chapter, NSDAR, Muskogee Doughboy Restoration Project||Muskogee||OK|
|Ninth Ward Victory Arch||Monumental Task Committee, Inc.||New Orleans||LA|
|Pierson World War I Monument||Harrison F. Pedersen Post 291, The American Legon||Pierson||IA|
|Rutherford World War I Memorial||Borough of Rutherford||Rutherford||NJ|
|Sgt. Alvin C. York Gravesite||Sgt. York Patriotic Foundation and Jamestown Rotary Club||Pall Mall||TN|
|Soldiers and Sailors Memorial||Friends of Wilmington Parks, Inc.||Wilmington||DE|
|Soldiers Memorial Military Museum||Missouri Historical Society||St. Louis||MO|
|Spirit of the American Doughboy||Sculpture Valley||Appleton||WI|
|The Spirit of the American Doughboy||Village of Swanton||Swanton||OH|
|The World War Memorial||VFW, Pacific Post 968||Raymond||WA|
|Trafford World War I Memorial||Trafford Veterans Memorial Renovation Committee||Trafford||PA|
|USS Tampa Memorial Window||USS Tampa 100 Committee||Tampa||FL|
|Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A. Monument||Arizona Statewide World War I Memorials and Monuments Restoration Team||Phoenix||AZ|
|Victory Eagle WWI Memorial||KU Endowment Association||Lawrence||KS|
|Victory Memorial||Friends of the 370th INF Regiment||Chicago||IL|
|Village of Glen Carbon WWI Seaton/Trenatz Doughboy Statue||Glen Carbon Historical Museum Commission||Glen Carbon||IL|
|War Memorial Natatorium||Hawaii WWI Centennial Commemoration Task Force||Honolulu||HI|
|Wheaton Illinois WWI Obelisk||Wheaton Park District||Wheaton||IL|
|Winnetka Cenotaph Memorial||New Trier Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4831||Winnetka||IL|
|World War 1 Memorial||Village of Ridgewood||Ridgewood||NJ|
|World War I Doughboy Memorial||Althenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158||Jackson||MO|
|World War I Memorial Fountain||West Tennessee Great War Project||Jackson||TN|
|World War I Monument||Borough of Danville||Danville||PA|
|WWI dough boy monument||Weber County Historical Society and American Legion Post 9 Ogden Utah||Ogden||UT|