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Centennial News Reports - Video

Mid-West WWI Centennial Regional Meeting, Pritzker Military Museum & Library September 2017

September  2017

Mid-West WWI Centennial Regional Meeting, Pritzker Military Museum & Library

 

Michigan's WWI Centennial News Report September 2017

Michigan's Naval Militia
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Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report September 2017

September  2017

Michigan's Naval Militia September 2017

Michigan's Naval Militia:
Michigan's Naval Militia Served in France during WW1 operating the 14 inch guns of the Naval Railway Batteries.

Michigan's WWI Centennial News Report August 2017

Fort Custer Museum
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Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report August 2017

August  2017

Fort Custer Museum August 2017

Fort Custer Museum:
Learn all about the Fort Custer Museum and the history of Fort Custer.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report July 2017

July  2017

Fort Custer Centennial July 1,2017

Fort Custer Centennial:
Watch the dedication ceremony for the Michigan Historical Commission Plaque, the Time Capsule and more.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report June 2017

June  2017

An interview with Dr. Rennell about the documentary he produced almost 40 years ago "Over There 1918 1978"

In 1978, Dr. Ed Rennell directed and produced the documentary "Over There 1918 1978" , the story of the Sault Ste. Marie doughboys Drum and Bugle Corps which travels to France 60 years after the end of the War to end all Wars.
This is an interview with Dr. Rennell about the documentary he produced almost 40 years ago.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial Songs "Over There"

Geo. M. Cohan's Over There performed by The Dugouts.
From a Taste in the Trenches, a WW1 Cocktail Party.
At the Michigan Military Heritage Museum, Grass Lake, MI

Michigan World War 1 Centennial Song "Over There"

Michigan's WW1 Centennial Songs "Here's to the Boys in Khaki"

The Dugouts perform "Here's to the Boys in Khaki" written by Charles Forsythe from Lawrence, MI. during WW1. Here performed this song with his brother and Dusty Rhodes across Europe for the Red Cross.

Michigan World War 1 Centennial Song "Here's to the Boys in Khaki"

Michigan's WW1 Centennial Songs "Good Old General Haig"

Good Old General Haig Performed by The Dugouts

Michigan World War 1 Centennial Song "Good Old General Haig"

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report May 2017

May 2017

Michigan World War 1 Centennial Events

One 100 years ago the United States of America entered into the Great War. This program documents some of the WW1 Centennial events around the state of Michigan.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial Presents:

1918 Over There 1978

Sault Ste Marie WW1 Doughboys Return to France 1978

The story of the Sault Ste Marie WW1 Veterans Drum & Bugle Corps returning to France 60 years after the end of the "War to End All Wars".

 

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report April 2017

April 2017

Michigan State Troops


In April of 1917, Michigan and Governor Albert Sleeper faced a problem, The United States was now at war with Germany and Austro-Hungarian Empire, Who would be used for internal state security? Bridges, tunnels and other important installations had to be protected, there was a large population of people from the enemy states living in Michigan, the National Guard was being sent to France and local law enforcement was part-time or a volunteer force, Who would protect Michigan? This is the story of the Michigan State Troops Home Guard or as they are known today as the Michigan Volunteer Defense Force. One Century of Service protecting the State of Michigan. 

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report March 2017

March 2017

Statistics of the World War


Statistics of the World War. An in depth look at the First World War using statistics to tell the story. How many men were casualties during the war? How much did Germany spend during the war? Why did the U.S. use French Machine Guns and Cannons? 
The above questions and more are answered during the video.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report February 2017

February 2017

The 32nd Division in the World War


The 32nd Division was made up of Michigan and Wisconsin National Guardsmen. Michigan supplied about 8,000 and Wisconsin supplied about 15,000. Learn about the "Red Arrows" or what the French called them "Les Terribles".  Plus updates on Michigan's WW1 Centennial campaign.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report January 2017

January 2017

 Four Minute Men 4MM4


The Four Minute Men (4MM4) were the instrument used by President Woodrow Wilson to inform the American public about the war effort. The social media "word of mouth" campaign was used to insure that the American people had the latest and most important news. Trusted members of society were enlisted to insure that the message send by Washington was believable. Michigan had a large number of people from Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, The Four Minute Men's job was to convince them that they were American's. Plus updates on Michigan's WW1 Centennial campaign.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report December 2016

December 2016

War Time Recipes: Save Butter, Save Wheat, Save Meat! Proctor & Gamble hired Janet McKenzie Hill to come up with some War Time Recipes that use Crisco instead of Butter. This was a big help to the Patriotic Home Maker and helped the U. S. Win the war. Learn about French Fried Potatoes, Cooked Rice Muffins and Cauliflower covered in Onion Sauce. Plus a look at Chelsea, Michigan's Veteran Day Ceremony.

 

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report November 2016

November 2016

Michigan Military Heritage Museum opened in Grass Lake, MI.
Located at 153 N. Union St. Grass Lake,MI 49240 
A Michigan WW1 Centennial exhibit: Combat Uniforms on the Western Front, features over 30 original World War One uniforms plus more.