The Centennial Commemoration provides an opportunity to focus the attention of students and adults on the causes, repercussions and lingering effect of this monumental historical event. Providing educational resources to and beyond the classroom settings, the Commission intends to provide a comprehensive body of information of all aspects of the First World War.
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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.
Help Us Create a National World War I Memorial
They Deserve Their Own Memorial
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!