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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. 

Kenneth Clarke
President & CEO
Pritzker Military Museum & Library                     

Daniel Dayton
Executive Director
United States World War I Centennial Commission


Name of MemorialOrganization /Team CityState
The Survivor WWI War Monument Beaverton, MichiganWWI Monument Restoration Team, Beaverton, MichiganBeavertonMI
Over the Top to Victory Doughboy Statue (Missoula County)Missoula CountyMissoulaMT
Spiritualized Life - sculpture located in Memorial Park, Jacksonville, FloridaMemorial Park Association, Inc.JacksonvilleFL
Baldwin (NY) WWI MemorialAmerican Legion Post # 246 & CommunityBaldwinNY
Berkeley, California World War I Commemorative Plaque (circa 1923)Berkeley Historical Plaque ProjectBerkeleyCA
Brown County Texas WWI MemorialCentral Texas Veterans Memorial, IncBrownwoodTX
Burlington City Sons of the American Legion Rock of the MarneBC Rocks of the MarneBurlingtonNJ
Cape May Soldier and Sailors MonumentGreater Cape May Historical SocietyCape May CityNJ
Carmel-by-the-Sea World War I Memorial ArchAmerican Legion Post 512Carmel-by-the-SeaCA
Chinese Americans Veterans MemorialVFW Post 4618 & American Legion, Cathay Post #384 & SF Recreation & Parks DepartmentSan FranciscoCA
Doughboy StatueMorton Grove Historical SocietyMorton GroveIL
Dover Patrol War Memorial - City of New YorkCity of New York, NYC Parks, Art & AntiquitiesBrooklynNY
Fort George G. Meade WWI MemorialDescendants & Friends of the 314th Infantry A.E.F.Ft. MeadeMD
Gold Star Memorial at Guthrie Park, Riverside, ILAmerican Legion Post 488 and Village of RiversideRiversideIL
Gosman StatueAmerican Legion Post #20DillonMT
Harvard World War I MonumentWar Monument Restoration Committee, Town of Harvard, MAHarvardMA
Highbridge War Memorial Doughboy Plaque ReplicationCity of New York, NYC Parks, Art & AntiquitiesBronxNY
Hudson World War One MemorialPeninsula ArchitectsHudsonOH
Jacob Cousins Memorial Renovation ProjectFriends of the Eastern PromenadePortlandME
Jenkintown Borough WW1 MonumentJenkintown War Monument Restoration CommitteeJenkintownPA
John Burke Memorial Park-Polk County Gold Star MonumentIowa World War I Centennial CommitteeDes MoinesIA
Memorial BelltowerRear Admiral Ralph E. Suggs, U.S. Navy (Ret.) NCSU, Douglas G. Morton, U.S. Navy (Ret.) NCSURaleighNc
Memorial Grove at Green Hill ParkGreen Hill Park Coalition Inc. and The City of Worcester, MassachusettsWorcesterMA
Memorial ParkStewards of Memorial ParkMobileAL
Memorial Tablet at Victory Memorial GroveLos Angeles - Eschscholtzia Daughters of the American Revolution Chapter of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesCA
Miantonomi Memorial Park TowerMiantonomi Memorial Park Commission; City of Newport, RI; American Legion, Newport Post 7; Newport Open Space PartnershipNewportRI
Muskogee DoughboyReverend John Robinson Chapter, NSDAR, Muskogee Doughboy Restoration ProjectMuskogeeOK
Ninth Ward Victory ArchMonumental Task Committee, Inc.New OrleansLA
Pierson World War I MonumentHarrison F. Pedersen Post 291, The American LegonPiersonIA
Rutherford World War I MemorialBorough of RutherfordRutherfordNJ
Sgt. Alvin C. York GravesiteSgt. York Patriotic Foundation and Jamestown Rotary ClubPall MallTN
Soldiers and Sailors MemorialFriends of Wilmington Parks, Inc.WilmingtonDE
Soldiers Memorial Military MuseumMissouri Historical SocietySt. LouisMO
Spirit of the American DoughboySculpture ValleyAppletonWI
The Spirit of the American DoughboyVillage of SwantonSwantonOH
The World War MemorialVFW, Pacific Post 968RaymondWA
Trafford World War I MemorialTrafford Veterans Memorial Renovation CommitteeTraffordPA
USS Tampa Memorial WindowUSS Tampa 100 CommitteeTampaFL
Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A. MonumentArizona Statewide World War I Memorials and Monuments Restoration TeamPhoenixAZ
Victory Eagle WWI MemorialKU Endowment AssociationLawrenceKS
Victory MemorialFriends of the 370th INF RegimentChicagoIL
Village of Glen Carbon WWI Seaton/Trenatz Doughboy StatueGlen Carbon Historical Museum CommissionGlen CarbonIL
War Memorial NatatoriumHawaii WWI Centennial Commemoration Task ForceHonoluluHI
Wheaton Illinois WWI ObeliskWheaton Park DistrictWheatonIL
Winnetka Cenotaph MemorialNew Trier Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4831WinnetkaIL
World War 1 MemorialVillage of RidgewoodRidgewoodNJ
World War I Doughboy MemorialAlthenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158JacksonMO
World War I Memorial FountainWest Tennessee Great War ProjectJacksonTN
World War I MonumentBorough of DanvilleDanvillePA
WWI dough boy monumentWeber County Historical Society and American Legion Post 9 Ogden UtahOgdenUT

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