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100 Cities / 100 Memorials

Supporting the National Matching Grant Challenge to rescue ailing WWI Memorials

Three New Project Profiles

There are three new 100 cities / 100 Memorials project worth noting: 

1. From California, the Santa Monica Open Air Theater Memorial Bronze Plaque being submitted by the Sons of American Legion Squadron 283 from the Pacific Palisades. The open air memorial theater at Santa Monica High School is dedicated to the soldiers "Who gave their lives for world liberty". The memorial was dedicated May 30, 1921 and is being refurbished to honor them.

2. From Tennessee's Madison County, To recognize the sacrifice of the men of Madison County who died in the war, the Surgical Dressings Workers of Jackson erected a Memorial Fountain on the Courthouse Square after the war. The date of the installation is unknown. Presumably it happened between 1919 and 1925, which was when the Jackson McClaran Chapter of the Red Cross closed. Originally, the fountain was topped by a sculpture representing an eternal flame or an urn, and it was located against the sidewalk in the northeast quadrant of City Court square. Today, the the column is topped by a flat a metal plaque.

3. From Pennsylvania's Montour County, when their WW1 Soldiers returned, the residents spared no expense in welcoming them home. Contributions of nearly $10,000 (in 1919 dollars) we donated by private citizens and a 4 day welcoming celebration was held in Danville. A granite tablet hols a bronze plaque on each of its four sides inscribe with the names of those who served - not just those who died honoring their community's service to the war.

Important Reminder

We want to remind you, especially if you are planning a project, that you need to submit your grant application before June 15, 2017. The submission instructions are here.

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