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C-SPAN BookTV - A Discussion on "Send The Alabamians" - Nimrod Frazer


February 22, 2016

Book Discussion on "Send the Alabamians" with Nimrod Frazer who talks about his book Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division, in which he recounts the history of the 167th Infantry Regiment during World War I.

C-SPAN’s Local Content Vehicles (LCVs) made a stop in their “2016 LCV Cities Tour” in Montgomery, Alabama, from March 19-20 to feature the history and literary life of the community. Working with the Charter cable local affiliate, they visited literary and historic sites where local historians, authors, and civic leaders were interviewed. The history segments air on American History TV (AHTV) on C-SPAN3 and the literary events/non-fiction author segments air on Book TV on C-SPAN2.

WWICC Upper Midwest Regional Meeting


Date: March 17, 2016

The WWICC Upper Midwest Region held a meeting on Thursday, March 17, 2016 at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, the founding sponsor of the WWICC. The Upper Midwest Region consists of the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Tennessee and Wisconsin. You are welcome to view the meeting by playing the video above. Presentations slides are available for viewing and download here:

  • Presentation slides from the Commission (click to view PDF)
  • Presentation by Kristen Hoeker, Special Events Coordinator Midway Village Museum on reenactor activities (click to view PDF)
  • Presentation by Dave Fornell , Editor - Diagnostic and Interventional Cardiology  / Associate editor - Imaging Technology News on "Bringing The Great War Alive" (Click to view PDF)

 

 

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

Lusitania 100th anniversary commemoration Wreath Ceremony


Date: May 7, 2015

This commemoration was held at Pier A, NY on May 7, 2015 on the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the RMS Lusitania.

THE STORY:
On May 7, 1915, less than a year after World War 1 erupted, (1914-1918) a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the RMS Lusitania, a British ocean liner en route from New York
to Liverpool England.

Of the more than 1,900 passenger and crew on board, 1,198 perished.

The sinking of the Lusitania played a significant role in turning American public opinion against neutrality.

Two years later, America entered the war...

National Press Club-"Lusitania-Sinking" Centennial Panel


Date: May 7, 2015

This panel, held on the eve of the event's centennial, examines the public relations and press impact of this historic event.

Moderator: Gill Klein

Panelists:

  • RADM Samuel COX, USN, Ret.)
  • Richard Striner
  • John Maxwell Hmailton

Background:
On May 7, 1915, less than a year after World War 1 erupted, (1914-1918) a German U-boat torpedoed and sank the RMS Lusitania, a British ocean liner en route from New York to Liverpool England.
Of the more than 1,900 passenger and crew on board, 1,198 perished.
The sinking of the Lusitania played a significant role in turning American public opinion against neutrality.
Two years later, America entered the war...

World War One Memorial Project


Date: May 21, 2015

The United State World War One Centennial Commission is pleased to announce an international design competition for a new national World War One Memorial to be located on Pennsylvania Avenue, 1 block from the White House in Washington, DC.
The memorial will serve as both a dynamic urban space and, more importantly, a fitting memorial to a generation of veterans whose service and sacrifice were no less valorous and heroic than that of the veterans of later wars – the generation that were the fathers and mothers of "the greatest generation."

World War One Memorial Project - Open Design Competition


Date: May 21, 2015

The United State World War One Centennial Commission is pleased to announce an international design competition for a new national World War One Memorial to be located on Pennsylvania Avenue, 1 block from the White House in Washington, DC.
The competition is open to everyone, from professionals to students to the general public. We are looking for the most compelling design and are aware it could come from anyone or anywhere.
We invite you to participate.

WW1 Memorial Design Competition - Announcement press conference


Date: May 21, 2015

On May 21, 2015, the United State World War One Centennial Commission held a press conference to announce an international design competition for a new national World War One Memorial to be located on Pennsylvania Avenue, 1 block from the White House in Washington, DC.
The memorial will serve as both a dynamic urban space and, more importantly, a fitting memorial to a generation of veterans whose service and sacrifice were no less valorous and heroic than that of the veterans of later wars – the generation that were the fathers and mothers of "the greatest generation."

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