WWI Commemorative Projects Endorsed by the Commission
The United States World War One Centennial Commission has endorsed the Commemorative Projects listed below that honor the nearly five million Americans who served in World War 1, and the 116,516 who sacrificed their lives. The Commission's goal with its endorsements is to increase the number of people in the United States who will be exposed these educational programs, events, tools, programs, and activities, and broaden their impact.Endorsement by the Commission authorizes the use of the Commission logo on Commemorative Project materials. The World War I Centennial Commission logos and their derivative elements are licensed trademarks. Any use of these materials is subject to the Commission's Licensing Trademark Agreement and can only be used for the expressed written purpose asserted in that Agreement. Endorsed projects are invited to provide schedules of events, website information and stories and other information to the Commission for national and international distribution.
The World War I Centennial Commission reviews requests for endorsement on a continuous basis. Some must be reviewed by the entire Commission, and time is reserved at each public meeting of the Commission to take that action.
Organizations, individuals, or events seeking endorsement should click here to send an email requesting information, or to ask specific questions about endorsements by the Commission.
The 369th Experience is part of a series of events endorsed by the World War I Centennial Commission and sponsored in part by The Coca Cola Foundation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of World War I. A key component of this celebration is the recreation of the 369th Regimental Band, the band, which in its original form, consisted of 65 African American and Puerto Rican gentlemen who charmed the hearts and minds of Americans and Europeans.
Alan Seeger Commemoration
Alan Seeger Commemoration in Framerville-Rainecourt, France
American Interpretative Center
American Interpretative Center in Château-Thierry, France
The Anglo-American Baseball Project
Auburn University and The Media Production Group
“Send the Alabamians” - film
Carl’s Story begins in the woods near St. Mihiel, France, almost a century ago on September 16, 1918. On that victorious day, when the US Army won its first battle in Europe and the war was just days from ending, Carl Willig, a Doughboy in company H and the uncle of author Noretta Willig, was killed. An eye-witness wrote Carl’s parents that “he suffered no pain, my dear friends. Death was instantaneous.” But Carl was lost. His remains could not be found. For three generations, his family felt the grief of that loss. Then, ninety years after Carl’s death, Noretta’s phone rang and a genealogist identified Noretta as Carl’s next of kin. Why? Because “probably they found something.” Searching a trunk filled with faded photographs and letters, Noretta met Carl across the years and learned what a powerful man young Carl was. Carl’s Story is about the almost forgotten heroes, those who must be remembered. It is an American story—of family and duty, discovery and honor—about treasures lost then found.
Sergeant Alvin York - historical trail in Chatel-Chehery France
Chip Forbes Inc.
Cohen & Cohen Publishers
“Lost Generation” - book (in Paris, France)
College of Computing and Informatics of Drexel Universityin Philadelphia, PA
Sacrifice – Casualties of the First World War
Elles du Jazz - Jazz Women
Festival-Tribute to Anne Morgan (in Selens, France)
« Hello girls! »
Fields of Memory - Les Champs de Mémoire
Fields of Memory - Les Champs de Mémoire / Pascal Rouelle (in Paris, France)
French-American Museum of Blérancourt, in Blérancourt, France
“Flanders Fields Memorial” (Belgium in the US)
“In the Footsteps of Anne Morgan” (in Coucy-le-Château, France)
Scholar project “Light of Fields“ (in Château-Thierry, France)
Valor-Rockwell – film
Maryland WW1 Centennial Committee
Captain Harry S. Truman WW1 Symposium
Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra
Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra, Inc (in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin)
New York State Library
Over Here: WWI and the Fight for the American Mind” (Exhibition)
Office National des Forêts
Path restoration (in Charleville-Mézières, France)
Painted Rock Productions LLC
"Black Jack: John Pershing revealed" (film)
Exhibition in Philadelphia, New York and Nashville
People Programme International and Black United Fund of Illinois
"Passageway to Democracy"
Restoration of statues (in Versailles, France)
Series of lectures
Programs for each year of the Great War
Saillant de Saint-Mihiel
Restoration of a battlefield (Meuse)
Exhibitions and research on the battlefields (in Reims, France)
Meuse Argonne Tour (in Milly-sur-Bradon, France)
St Nazaire WWI
Families project (in Saint-Nazaire, France)
Standard8 & FieldsofBattle14-18.org
Photographic exhibition (in Kent, United Kingdom)
Banner for WW1 and exhibits (in Douglas, Georgia)
To commemorate the centennial of America's involvement in World War I, the United States Mint is calling on American artists to design a coin, to be issued in 2018, that will honor the accomplishments of heroes on the front line and the home front. The coin will serve as a tribute to the bravery, actions and sacrifices of Americans a century ago, while providing a tangible touch point for generations to come.
The competition is open to U.S. citizens and permanent residents who are at least 18 years or older. During Phase One of the competition, which is open from February 29–April 28, 2016, artists are encouraged to submit their contact information and three to five work samples using the online form on the Mint web site. Up to 20 applicants from Phase One will be selected to participate in Phase Two, where they will create and submit designs and plasters for the final coin. The winner will not only have his or her initials on the final coin, but will also receive a $10,000 prize.
Vintage Digital Revival, LLC
To End All Wars - video game (in Southampton, Pennsylvania)
Black History Trail
ONE: Man, War, Hundred Years is an art exhibit commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War One through the service of one. The paintings in the exhibit are inspired by entries in a datebook kept by the artist’s Great Uncle in which he documented his experience during the Great War. The mission of ONE: Man, War, Hundred Years is to commemorate the events of 100 years ago but it was also an invaluable opportunity for the artist to revisit his relationship with his Great Uncle and have a conversation with him as an adult. Exhibit runs from Sep 15-Dec 30, 2018 at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Making its West Coast debut at Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI) on September 1, 2018 and running through February 10, 2019, WW1 America will serve as the centerpiece of a six-month community examination of the war’s anniversary, illustrating how the past can help us understand ourselves and our nation today to envision a strong future. WW 1 America honors veterans and active-duty military, highlighting public health, exploring the role of labor, women, and immigrant communities, and examining Puget Sound history and trade. Special tributes will be paid during a weekend-long Armistice Day Centennial Celebration region commemoration of the Great War.