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Centennial News Reports - Video

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report March 2018

March 2018

The Pantheon De La Guerre

The Panthéon de la Guerre was a monumental artwork painted in Paris during the First World War, a circular panorama 402 feet in circumference and 45 feet high. It has been described as the largest painting in the world. It was started in 1914 and finished in 1918. It traveled to the United States and a part of it is still displayed in the National World War 1 Museum in Kansas City, MO. Learn about the fascinating history of these World War 1 piece of art. 

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report February 2018

February 2018

Michigan State University's Museum exhibit "War and Speech"Propaganda, Patriotism, and Dissent in the Great War

Michigan State University's Museum exhibit "War and Speech" Propaganda, Patriotism, and Dissent in the Great War Features WW1 Posters and militaria from the University

Sabaton Receives Michigan's World War 1 Centennial Excellence Award

February 26,2018 in Grand Rapids, MI.

Michigan's World War 1 Centennial Commissions honors the band Sabaton for their Excellence in song writing and performance of songs about historical events especially, the First World War. Sabaton honored members of Michigan's WW1 Centennial and Michigan Military Heritage Museum by playing the WW1 themed song "Lost Battalion". Sabaton also received 5 challenge coins for the band members, Challenge Coins can be traced back to the First World War and are in use today with the U.S. Military!

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report January 2018

January 2018

The 16th Regiment of Engineers (Railway)

Learn about the only All Volunteer Regiment from Michigan during the Great War. The 16th Regiment of Engineers (Railway) They were organized, mobilized and trained in the city limits of Detroit. They arrived early to build the infrastructure for the American Expeditionary Force, were part of the largest construction project in France during the war and supported the American First Army in the Meuse Argonne Offensive.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial - The Liberty Truck Story

Liberty Truck

Liberty Truck

Michigan's WW1 Centennial Commission The Liberty Truck Story

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report December 2017

December 2017

War Time Recipes 1914

War Time Recipes 1914 French Salad Dressing, Split Pea Soup and Spanish Hash plus an update on Michigan's WW1 Centennial Commission.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report November 2017

November 2017

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway became a great writer and adventurer. During World War 1 he served in Italy with the Ambulance Service. Learn about the Michigan Connection to this great personality. Also hear author John Cohassey talk about Mr. Hemingway.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report October 2017

October  2017

 

Michigan's World War 1 Centennial Commission

Governor Rick Snyder appointed 11 members to Michigan's World War 1 Centennial Commission

 

 

The Making of Americans: A World War 1 Home Front Story   November 18, 2017

November 18, 2017 Lake Orion Township Library

Presented by Dennis Skupinski, Michigan World War 1  Commissioner

 

Mid-West WWI Centennial Regional Meeting, Pritzker Military Museum & Library September 2017

September  2017

Mid-West WWI Centennial Regional Meeting, Pritzker Military Museum & Library

 

Michigan's WWI Centennial News Report September 2017

Michigan's Naval Militia
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Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report September 2017

September  2017

Michigan's Naval Militia September 2017

Michigan's Naval Militia:
Michigan's Naval Militia Served in France during WW1 operating the 14 inch guns of the Naval Railway Batteries.

Michigan's WWI Centennial News Report August 2017

Fort Custer Museum
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Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report August 2017

August  2017

Fort Custer Museum August 2017

Fort Custer Museum:
Learn all about the Fort Custer Museum and the history of Fort Custer.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report July 2017

July  2017

Fort Custer Centennial July 1,2017

Fort Custer Centennial:
Watch the dedication ceremony for the Michigan Historical Commission Plaque, the Time Capsule and more.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report June 2017

June  2017

An interview with Dr. Rennell about the documentary he produced almost 40 years ago "Over There 1918 1978"

In 1978, Dr. Ed Rennell directed and produced the documentary "Over There 1918 1978" , the story of the Sault Ste. Marie doughboys Drum and Bugle Corps which travels to France 60 years after the end of the War to end all Wars.
This is an interview with Dr. Rennell about the documentary he produced almost 40 years ago.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial Songs "Over There"

Geo. M. Cohan's Over There performed by The Dugouts.
From a Taste in the Trenches, a WW1 Cocktail Party.
At the Michigan Military Heritage Museum, Grass Lake, MI

Michigan World War 1 Centennial Song "Over There"

Michigan's WW1 Centennial Songs "Here's to the Boys in Khaki"

The Dugouts perform "Here's to the Boys in Khaki" written by Charles Forsythe from Lawrence, MI. during WW1. Here performed this song with his brother and Dusty Rhodes across Europe for the Red Cross.

Michigan World War 1 Centennial Song "Here's to the Boys in Khaki"

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