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Centennial News Reports - Video

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report May 2017

May 2017

Michigan World War 1 Centennial Events

One 100 years ago the United States of America entered into the Great War. This program documents some of the WW1 Centennial events around the state of Michigan.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial Presents:

1918 Over There 1978

Sault Ste Marie WW1 Doughboys Return to France 1978

The story of the Sault Ste Marie WW1 Veterans Drum & Bugle Corps returning to France 60 years after the end of the "War to End All Wars".


Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report April 2017

April 2017

Michigan State Troops

In April of 1917, Michigan and Governor Albert Sleeper faced a problem, The United States was now at war with Germany and Austro-Hungarian Empire, Who would be used for internal state security? Bridges, tunnels and other important installations had to be protected, there was a large population of people from the enemy states living in Michigan, the National Guard was being sent to France and local law enforcement was part-time or a volunteer force, Who would protect Michigan? This is the story of the Michigan State Troops Home Guard or as they are known today as the Michigan Volunteer Defense Force. One Century of Service protecting the State of Michigan. 

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report March 2017

March 2017

Statistics of the World War

Statistics of the World War. An in depth look at the First World War using statistics to tell the story. How many men were casualties during the war? How much did Germany spend during the war? Why did the U.S. use French Machine Guns and Cannons? 
The above questions and more are answered during the video.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report February 2017

February 2017

The 32nd Division in the World War

The 32nd Division was made up of Michigan and Wisconsin National Guardsmen. Michigan supplied about 8,000 and Wisconsin supplied about 15,000. Learn about the "Red Arrows" or what the French called them "Les Terribles".  Plus updates on Michigan's WW1 Centennial campaign.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report January 2017

January 2017

 Four Minute Men 4MM4

The Four Minute Men (4MM4) were the instrument used by President Woodrow Wilson to inform the American public about the war effort. The social media "word of mouth" campaign was used to insure that the American people had the latest and most important news. Trusted members of society were enlisted to insure that the message send by Washington was believable. Michigan had a large number of people from Germany and the Austro-Hungarian Empire, The Four Minute Men's job was to convince them that they were American's. Plus updates on Michigan's WW1 Centennial campaign.

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report December 2016

December 2016

War Time Recipes: Save Butter, Save Wheat, Save Meat! Proctor & Gamble hired Janet McKenzie Hill to come up with some War Time Recipes that use Crisco instead of Butter. This was a big help to the Patriotic Home Maker and helped the U. S. Win the war. Learn about French Fried Potatoes, Cooked Rice Muffins and Cauliflower covered in Onion Sauce. Plus a look at Chelsea, Michigan's Veteran Day Ceremony.


Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report November 2016

November 2016

Michigan Military Heritage Museum opened in Grass Lake, MI.
Located at 153 N. Union St. Grass Lake,MI 49240 
A Michigan WW1 Centennial exhibit: Combat Uniforms on the Western Front, features over 30 original World War One uniforms plus more.


Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report October 2016

October 2016

24 Hour Trench by Andy Robertshaw Learn about World War One trench life and perhaps re-evaluate your ideas of Western Front warfare. Plus, updates on WW1 Centennial events in Michigan!


Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report September 2016

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report September 2016

September  2016

Austin Village, Birmingham, U.K. 
What are 200 Mid-Western Bungalows doing in the middle of England?
In 2017, they will will celebrating their centennial.
Why should the people of Michigan and especially Bay City be celebrating?


Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report August 2016


August 2016

WW1 Centennial: Strong Foundations/New Possibilities Chelsea, Michigan The city of Chelsea, Michigan is celebrating it's history with a WW1 Centennial event. They have printed street and building banners of the World War and display them along Main Street. These create walking tours for visitors and locals to enjoy Chelsea and it's history. The District Library has local artifacts on display also. The event started with the ribbon cutting on July 30th at the Library and will end on Veteran's Day, November 11, 2016.


Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report July 2016

July 2016

The Peace Movement began with the wealthy and educated people in charge. During World War One, this changed, by the end of the war, the Peace Movement was organized for the common people and became more radical. What part did Michigan play in the World War One Peace Movement?


Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report June 2016

June 2016

The Liberty Truck became the standard truck for the American Expeditionary Force in France during WW1. Learn how it was designed, why there was a need for a truck, and how it contributed to the history of the United States.


Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report May 2016

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report May 2016

May 2016

World War One Monuments and Memorials in Michigan. See the different types of remembrances that are in Michigan. As we approach the WW1 Centennial, does your community have a remembrance of WW1?


Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report April 2016

Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report April 2016

April 2016

Entertaining the American Army, was the largest entertainment project in the world up until that time. William Sloane, Chairmen of the War Work Council of the Y.M.C.A. was the leader. Learn about a Michigan war hero, Sgt. Charles Cunningham last moments on earth with Joe Lorraine and his Banjo. Charlie Forsythe of Lawrence, Mi. along with his brother and Dusty Rhodes formed a soldier singing group called the Khaki Trio. They toured Europe entertaining soldiers as part of the Y.M.C.A. program. Entertaining the American Army provides an insight into how non- soldiers helped the war effort. Learn about what the entertainers did and how they lived.


Michigan's WW1 Centennial News Report March 2016

March 2016

War Vegetable Garden Join the WW1 Centennial by starting a War Garden this summer! Learn how a War Garden is planned, fertilized and what crops to grow. Everything you need to know to start your War Garden now!


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