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WW1 Centennial News

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It's about WWI THEN: 100 Years ago this week;
It's about WWI NOW: The Centennial and commemoration
It is fast, entertaining, wide ranging and informative.

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WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday March 22, 2017

Highlights

1. Wilson Cabinet votes to enter war

2. Commission Press Conference on April 6 Event in KC

3. VFW presents $100,000 donation to WW1CC for event

4. WW1CC.org/April6 website launches

5. National Archive launches App that provides access to unseen WWI treasure

6. 100C/100M project spotlight on LA’s Victory Memorial Grove Project

7. WWrite blog - Military veteran author and director of the Center for Women Veterans at VA, Kayla Williams contributes article

8. Much more...


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WW1 Centennial News Special Edition March 21, 2017

Special Edition: Press Conference

Press Conference announcing:
In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace:
Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I

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


WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday March 15, 2017

Highlights

1.  1917 News - Wilson uses Executive order to arm merchant vessel - skips congress 

2. Guest - Mike Shuster - Russia goes into revolt

3. Commission - Patrouille de France to perform at April 6th event  & VFW joins WW1 Poppy Program

4. States - Bill Betten talks about California task force

5. Article - WWrite Blog - author Jerri Bell introduces WWI Navy Yeoman First Class Marjory Stoneman.

6. Media Spotlight - Will Smith's production company Tackling Max Brooks' 'Harlem Hellfighters'

7. Much more...


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WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday March 1, 2017, at 12pm EDT

Highlights

1.  1917 News - Supreme Court Rules Germany Cannot Keep Prize Ships in US 

2. Guest - Mike Shuster - America, Mexico, Germany, Turkey and Russia all in the headlines THEN and NOW

3. Commission - American Association for State and Local History joins WW1 Poppy Program

4. Commission - New England WW1 Centennial Region launched

5. Article - WWrite Blog - Tracy Crow writes about the extraordinary yet forgotten history of Lela Leibrand

6. Social Media - Focus on Women's Month with great posts on women and WW1

7. Much more...


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WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday March 1, 2017, at 12pm EDT

Highlights

1. Guest - Mike Shuster - President Wilson’s response to Germany’s U-Boat campaign

2. Announcement - Commissioner John “Jack”  D. Monahan sworn in

3. Guest - Philip Sneed, chair of the Colorado WW1 Centennial steering committee

4. Post - 100C/100M WW1 memorial restoration project on Governors Island in New York

5. Article - Commissioner Monique Seefried on the April 6th significance

6. Article - Robert Laplander 3rd edition of book “Finding the Lost Battalion” and “Doughboy MIA” site


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WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday February 22, 2017, at 12pm EDT

Highlights

1. WW1 Poppy Program web site goes live

2. Colorado web site goes Live

3. Mathew Naylor President/CEO of WW1 Museum in KC on April 6 event

4. Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun - African-American heroes are a part of a vanishing World War I legacy

5. American Legion Post 196 in Brownwood, Texas submission to 100C/100M program

6. Feb. 2017 Education Newsletter comes out.


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WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday February 15, 2017, at 12pm EDT

Highlights

1. US World War One Centennial Commission Chairman - Robert Dalessandro "Leading up to April 6"

2. Chag Lowry - Native Americans in WW1 from a graphic novelist perspective

3. "Stories of Service" and "Family Ties" introduced by Chris Christopher

4. Pritzker Military Museum and Library: Now in progress "Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing"

5. American Legion Post 43 - Hollywood gets busy!


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WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday February 8, 2017, at 12pm EDT

Highlights

1. US break diplomatic relations with Germany same day as they sink American Merchant ship

2. Ryan Hegg joins Commission team to focus the education initiative

3. Georgia VFW makes $10,000 donation to Georgia World War I Centennial Commission

4. National Air and Space Museum exhibits art from the front lines of WW1

5. New version of "journey's End" film debuts at euro film fair

6. Mike Hanlon interview on his Euro battlefield tours


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WW1 Centennial News for Wednesday February 1, 2017, at 12pm EDT

Highlights

1. Texas to hold state wide planning conference

2. February events posted by Georgia, New Jersey and Library of Congress

3. 100C/100M program - just over 130 days left for grant submissions

4. Put your ancestors stories of service into the national archive on WW1

5. Germans re-instate unrestricted submarine warefare

6. Great War Channel episode on Native Americans in WW1


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