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"The Unknown Soldier" 1921 U.S. Army Film

Date: October 4, 2016

The WWI Unknown Soldier film with commentary by Mitch Yokelson and Allison Finkelstein will debut on Veteran’s Day at 10am and 10pm ET, then repeat that weekend, Saturday at 10pm ET and Sunday at 4pm ET on C-SPAN3’s American History TV series Reel America.

Check out this 4 minute preview



WW1 Dawn Patrol Rendezvous 2016

Date: October 11, 2016

The 2016 World War 1 Dawn Patrol Rendezvous took place on 2-3 October at The National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
This video features a collection of photos shot and assembled by Mike Lent of Annapolis, MD. This year’s Rendezvous featured vintage original and reproduction WWI aircraft, radio-controlled models, era automobiles, period re-enactors, educational activities and a collector's show. This flying event was produced by the Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the Great War Aeroplanes Association. The next rendezvous is currently scheduled for 2018 at Wright Patterson AFB, OH.

Mike Lent retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 26 years as a photographer and Photographic Officer. He has traveled worldwide on numerous photographic, event production and video assignments including serving as the Presidential Videographer for Presidents Reagan and Bush (41) and as the Commander, White House Communications Agency’s Visual Information Command from 2003-2005. He is currently the owner and CEO of Alba Audiovisual, LLC, an event production company located in Annapolis, Maryland.

Restoring World War I Memorials

Date: September 06, 2016

The World War One Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library have announced a new program to help people across the country restore and preserve local World War I memorials. Chris Isleib, of the World War One Centennial Commission, spoke to Army Times Editor Tony Lombardo about the 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program as they stroll though Pershing Park in Washington DC - Future home of the National World War I Memorial.

Lest We Forget: Thoughts On The Forgotten War

Date: July 20, 2016

This short, 2.5 minute piece offer a context for WWI and what it actually means to us today.
It features radio personality and Blogger Mike Shuster, author Max Brooks, Former U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General Gordon Sullivan (Ret.), Commissioner Col. Thomas Moe USAF, Ret.), Senator Richard Burr, NC, Chairman of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, Col. Robert Dalessandro (Ret.) and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.


New York and World War I - Fox 5 NY
Interviews with Dr. Libby O'Connell and Ryan Hegg

Date: April 25, 2016


NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - World War I is sometimes called the "forgotten war." A 4-year period in history where countries across globe saw opposing alliances formed and regimes fall.
The war began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. The United States didn't enter the war until 1917 -- an entry many didn't know has ties to New York City.
Near 25th Street and 5th Avenue in Madison Square Park in is a statue called the Eternal Light Monument. Dedicated in 1923, 5 years after the war ended, it is a tribute to the doughboys that first defended this country's honor on a global stage. And as this country continues to pay tribute to all the veterans who protect her, it's even more important to remember "The Great War," when America first showed the world what we're made of.

Natchez Federal Courthouse now honors all WW1 veterans in Adams County, MS

Published on Feb 25, 2014

A short history of new World War I memorial plaques that were cast to include the names of previously excluded African American soldiers, as well as additional white soldiers and women, who were left out when the plaques were initially dedicated in 1924.

World War I - One Century Later - Historian Panel

Date: July 27, 2014

Streamed live on July 27, 2014 | 11:00am cdt from The National World War One Museum in Kansas City, Missouri.

MODERATOR: Ms. Barbara Pinto, journalist and Network News Correspondent, moderates as a panel of experts provide insight to the relevant stories of the Great War and the enduring influence of World War One on the culture, technological advancement and global conflicts of today.



  • Dr. Mitch Yockelson Archivist, National Archives and Records Administration
  • Dr. Graydon Tunstall Senior Lecturer of History at the University of South Florida
  • Dr. Chad Williams Associate Professor and Chair of the African and Afro-American Studies Department at Brandeis University



~ Dr. Graydon Tunstall

The Origins and The Beginning Of WW1

Date: July 27, 2014

This video consists of slide lecture that traces the events and conditions that lead to the global conflict

Presenter: Dr. Michael Epkenhans: Noted German Military Historian

National Press Club Newsmakers Program - National WWI Memorial

Date: August 12, 2014

This is a pre-program launch presentation about the Commission’s plans to re-develop Pershing Park and the legislation recently introduced to Congress

Presenter: Edwin L. Fountain Vice Chairman, United States World War I Centennial Commission

December 2014 Centennial Commission Meeting

Date: December, 2014

Quarterly commission meeting held at the Prizker Military Museum and Library

From Left to Right:

  • Commissioner Colonel Thomas Moe, USAF (Ret.)
  • Commissioner Dr. Mary Davidson Cohen
  • Commissioner Jerry L. Hester
  • Commissioner Colonel Robert J. Dalessandro, USA (Ret.) (Chair)
  • Commissioner Edwin L. Fountain (Vice Chair)
  • Commissioner Dr. Libby O'Connell
  • Commissioner Colonel Thomas Moe, USAF (Ret.)
  • Commissioner James S. Whitfield
  • Daniel Dayton Executive Director