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Sacred Service
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Sacred Service
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11/11/2018 starting 10am
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11/11/2018 at 11am local
A First Look: National WWI Memorial
Washington, DC
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116,516 U.S. soldiers gave their lives in combat.

More than 350,000 African Americans served in the U.S. military, as did Native Americans and members of other minority groups. And, for the first time
women joined the ranks of the U.S. armed forces.



More than four million American families sent their sons and daughters to serve in uniform during the Great War.

116,516 U.S. soldiers died from combat and disease. Another 200,000 were wounded,
a casualty rate far greater than in World War II.

More than 350,000 African Americans served in the U.S. military, as did Native Americans and members of other minority groups. And, for the first time, women joined the ranks of the U.S. armed forces.



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THEN : 100 years ago this week and NOW: News about the centennial commemoration

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Families are invited to send in photos and information about their loved ones that served during the war, creating a WWI Stories of Service database. This information is available for viewing on-line and in publications.

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and dissemination of information about events and plans for the centennial of the First World War.

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Over the coming years, the Commission will serve as the lead organizer for the nation’s commemorative events and will coordinate the activities of thousands individuals and institutions to raise awareness of and give meaning to the events of a hundred years ago.
You are encouraged and invited to participate whether as an individual, an organization, a State, municipal, educational, domestic or international group... welcome!

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