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In Sacrifice for Liberty and Peace - Centennial Commemoration of the U.S. Entry into World War I

 Date: April 6, 2017 Time: Kansas City

On April 6, 1917, after much debate, the United States entered World War I. One hundred years later, the nation gathers to commemorate that momentous debate with a moving ceremony illustrating America’s step-by-step decision to enter the war.

The ceremony features adapted historic images and music of the period as well as writings of volunteers, soldiers, public officials, historians and others that reflect how Americans and the world felt about the United States entry into the War that Changed the World. The original premier production blends music, narrative and storytelling to bring to life the national debate in 1917 as the horror of war continued on the battlefields of Europe. It recalls historic provocations such as the sinking of the Lusitania, and the impassioned arguments from our increasingly diverse citizens both for and against the war as the momentous decision triggered the beginning of what is now known as “The American Century.”


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US Senate Committee on Veterans’ Affairs - Charles Schmidt on WW1 foundation of the American Legion

 Date: Wednesday, March 1, 2017 Time: 10:00 AM Location: Dirksen, SD-G50

US Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs
Legislative Presentation of the American Legion
(excerpt)
Charles Schmidt, National Commander introduces the beginnings of the American Legion founded in the events of WW1
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They Deserve Their Own Memorial - 60 Second Public Service Announcement


National World War One Memorial Project

The World War One Centennial Commission proudly presents this 60 second video about the National WW1 Memorial program in Washington DC. It is narrated by actor and veteran affairs activist Gary Sinise.
The video is suitable for veterans organization web sites, broadcast public service announcements, WW1 Commemoration activities and promotion, kiosks, social media sharing and using the audio track, as radio public service announcements.
We invite you to download this for sharing with your community, local media stations and organizations.

NOTE: There are also 3 minute and 7 minute videos similarly themed videos available for education and other extended purposes. All videos can be downloaded in web site or broadcast resolutions. Access the entire collection HERE.

 

They Deserve Their Own Memorial - 30 Second Public Service Announcement


National World War One Memorial Project

The World War One Centennial Commission proudly presents this 30 second video about the National WW1 Memorial program in Washington DC. It is narrated by actor and veteran affairs activist Gary Sinise.
The video is suitable for veterans organization web sites, broadcast public service announcements, WW1 Commemoration activities and promotion, kiosks, social media sharing and using the audio track, as radio public service announcements.
We invite you to download this for sharing with your community, local media stations and organizations.

NOTE: There are also 3 minute and 7 minute videos similarly themed videos available for education and other extended purposes. All videos can be downloaded in web site or broadcast resolutions. Access the entire collection HERE.

 

They Deserve Their Own Memorial - 7 Minute Version - Full Length


They Deserve Their Own Memorial Series

The World War One Centennial Commission proudly presents this length 7 minute story of what, why and how WWI challenged and reshaped America as the defining force of "the American Century. It is narrated by actor and veteran affairs activist Gary Sinise.
This full length 7 minutes narrative provides a poignant perspective for personal, educational, and organizational understanding of WWI and how it still shapes our daily lives in the 21st century. The video is suitable for educators, veterans organizations, WWI Centennial web sites, web streaming, WW1 Commemoration activities and promotion, kiosks, and social media sharing.

We invite you to download or embed this video for sharing with your community and organizations.

NOTE: There is also 3 minute abridged version, as well as similarly themed 30-second and 60-second Public Service Announcement videos available for public service announcement purposes. All videos can be downloaded in web site or broadcast resolutions. Access the entire collection HERE.

 

They Deserve Their Own Memorial - 3 Minute Version

They Deserve Their Own Memorial Series
The World War One Centennial Commission proudly presents this abridged 3 minute story of what, why and how WWI challenged and reshaped America as the defining force of "the American Century. It is narrated by actor and veteran affairs activist Gary Sinise.
This 3 minutes narrative provides a poignant perspective for personal, educational, and organizational understanding of WWI and how it still shapes our daily lives in the 21st century. The video is suitable for educators, veterans organizations, WWI Centennial web sites, web streaming, WW1 Commemoration activities and promotion, kiosks, and social media sharing.
We invite you to download or embed this video for sharing with your community and organizations.
NOTE: There is also a full length 7 minute version, as well as similarly themed 30-second and 60-second Public Service Announcement videos available for public service announcement purposes. All videos can be downloaded in web site or broadcast resolutions. Access the entire collection HERE.

 

Send the Alabamians - H&G - Nov 2016


Date: Nov 20, 2016

An interview of Bert Caloud, superintendent of the cemetery, and US World War One Centennial Commissioner Monique Seefried speaking of the French version of Rod Frazer’s book on the Alabamians and the Rainbow Division but also of the role of the WWICC and ABMC.  A French version is also made and it is for the Association of French History and Geography teachers.

A French language version follows the English

PBS- American Experience: The Great War - Preview


Published on Nov 11, 2016

Drawing on the latest scholarship, including unpublished diaries, memoirs and letters, “The Great War” tells the rich and complex story of World War I through the voices of nurses, journalists, aviators and the American troops who came to be known as “doughboys.”
"The Great War" premieres on PBS in April 2017.

 

 

Making of Black Jack
from the Pershing Project


Date: October, 2016

A behind the scenes look at the documentary film "Black Jack: The Life and Legacy of General John J. Pershing" as told through the eyes of the cadets of the National Society of Pershing Rifles and National Society of Blackjacks.

 

 

Best of the Bronx: Artist Sabin Howard - News 12 Bronx


Date: October 25, 2016


MOTT HAVEN - Artist Sabin Howard says his Bruckner Boulevard studio in Mott Haven is the perfect place for him to work with his mind and his hands. Sabin is part of a team selected by the United States World War I Centennial Commission to create a giant memorial in Washington, D.C.

He photographs models in contemporary outfits and then sketches them out to become the source material of his sculptures. Other members of the team exchange feedback. "The whole story here is about a soldier that went through World War I, and it's not historically truthful, but it's emotionally truthful," Howard says. "It's a visual narrative, so what I've done is I've created a wall."
A 75-foot wall to be made of Bronze. It tells the story of a man who leaves his family, goes to war and returns home wounded to his wife and daughter.

"As you walk along this wall...you're going to see this story unfold," Howard says. Howard says the memorial project is the first he's done for public display. It's also going to be one of the longest figurative compositions in the world.  The Centennial Commission says it is "impressed with Sabin's incredible work" on the project.

The rest of his work in a 33-year art career has been for private collectors.