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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)



Dr. Libby O'Connell on WNBC-TV News 4 New York at 7

Date: April 4, 2016

Dr. Libby O'Connell  joined  WNBC-TV News 4 New York at 7 to introduce them to the NYC World War I Centennial Commission, NYC's roll in WWI and the planned activities for NYC commemoration activities.

Video Features U of A Graduate's Design, Selected For National World War I Memorial

Date: April 01, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – When a national commission launched an international search for someone to design a U.S. World War I memorial in Washington, D.C., they had to look no further than Joe Weishaar, a 2013 University of Arkansas architecture alumnus. His design, “The Weight of Sacrifice,” will be located just yards from the White House grounds on Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s a life-changing project for Weishaar and adds to the legacy of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.

The Impact of WWI on the Nursing Profession

Date: Apr 18, 2016

The U.S. Army’s Nursing Corps grew from more than 400 in 1917 to more than 21,000 nurses by the conclusion of the war in 1918. This extraordinary expansion is evidence of nursing’s dedication regardless of personal sacrifices. Learn more about the experiences of nurses in WWI and the lasting legacy for the profession in this continuing education opportunity featuring three lectures presented by the University of Kansas School of Nursing and the National World War I Museum and Memorial in conjunction with the exhibition, The Second Battlefield: Nurses in the First World War.

Presenters include: Colonel Richard Prior (Chief Nursing Officer/Deputy Commander for Nursing, Ireland Army Community Hospital), Dr. Sanders Marble (Senior Historian in the Office of Medical History, U.S. Army) and Colonel Elizabeth Vane (Army Nurse Corps Historian, U.S. Army).

Recorded February 20, 2016 in J.C. Nichols Auditorium at The National World War I Museum and Memorial.

New Advisors Join WWICC - Press Conference 5/18/16

Date: May 18, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC -- New senior advisors for the U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission were announced this week, in a media event at the National Press Club. These advisors included both Special Advisors and Diplomatic Advisors.

The announcement was introduced by the Commission's first Special Advisor, former Cabinet Secretary General Barry McCaffrey, who set the war in historical context. "There may never have been a more tragic, devastating conflict in the history of mankind, which was unnecessary, and with such huge consequences that they continue to this day".

Read more: New Advisors Join WWICC - Press Conference 5/18/16

WW1CC Chair Robert Dalessandro, speaks at the Pentagon


Date: June 13, 2016

WW1CC Chair Robert Dalessandro, was asked to speak at the Pentagon for the Office of the Assistance Secretary of Defense for Manpower & Reserve Affairs (OASD M&RA) Brown Bag Series. His presentation was on World War I, it's impact, the Commission, and the new national-level World War I Memorial at Pershing Park. It was a great event, with enthusiastic audience. As part of the presentation, WW1CC partner Stephany Neal also talked about the 369th Experience, which is a historical/cultural project that pays tribute to the famous Harlem Hellfighters Regimental Jazz Band.

President Barack Obama: America's Entry into WWI

Date: July 9, 2016

At a press conference in Warsaw, President Barack Obama notes America’s unwavering commitment to our European Allies goes back to WWI.

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