January 11, 2016
State of Georgia WWI Centennial On Line
Atlanta, GA - Georgia played a significant role during America's participation in World War I (1917-18).
The state was home to more training camps than any other state and, by the war's end, it had contributed more than 100,000 men and women to the war effort.
Governor Nathan Deal signed the law that created their Georgia WWI centennial commission last summer, and now they have stood up their commission’s website, hosted on www.WorldWar1Centennial.org/Georgia
Because it is hosted on the National Site, the postings of their web site will be archived as a part of national record of the centennial as gathered by U.S. Government Printing Office on a regular basis.
Must See TV
Washington, DC - The Commission's video library is a good resource to check recent video pieces relevant to the Commemoration. There are three new videos published in the Commission video library this week:
1. C-SPAN | American History TV - Edwin Fountain interview on the 5 finalist designs (a really good walk through the competition and the five finalists)
2. Library of Congress Veteran's History Project - Actor Gary Sinise takes a tour and learns about the Veteran’s History Project (great for those interested in access or participation)
3. The Lusitania disaster: A "maritime grassy knoll” - Courtesy of CBS News - A January 3 story about the mysteries surrounding this tragic event with Martha Teichner.
See them all here.
Perfect Duo: WWI Centennial Commemorative Coin and Acrylic Coin Stand
The exclusive commemoration coin continues the rich heritage of challenge coins found throughout military history. In fact, the act of presenting coins for valor can be traced all the way to the early days in Ancient Rome.
Here, each 1-3/4” die struck nickel-silver finish coin has a hand - decorated enamel color inlay to enhance the commemorative design.
To proudly display this commemorative coin, we also offer a matching acrylic coin Stand.
Pick up both at the US Centennial Official Merchandise shop where you can explore over 20 other commemorative purchase options.