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Best of the Bronx: Artist Sabin Howard - News 12 Bronx


Date: October 25, 2016


MOTT HAVEN - Artist Sabin Howard says his Bruckner Boulevard studio in Mott Haven is the perfect place for him to work with his mind and his hands. Sabin is part of a team selected by the United States World War I Centennial Commission to create a giant memorial in Washington, D.C.

He photographs models in contemporary outfits and then sketches them out to become the source material of his sculptures. Other members of the team exchange feedback. "The whole story here is about a soldier that went through World War I, and it's not historically truthful, but it's emotionally truthful," Howard says. "It's a visual narrative, so what I've done is I've created a wall."
A 75-foot wall to be made of Bronze. It tells the story of a man who leaves his family, goes to war and returns home wounded to his wife and daughter.

"As you walk along this wall...you're going to see this story unfold," Howard says. Howard says the memorial project is the first he's done for public display. It's also going to be one of the longest figurative compositions in the world.  The Centennial Commission says it is "impressed with Sabin's incredible work" on the project.

The rest of his work in a 33-year art career has been for private collectors.

 

 

"The Unknown Soldier" 1921 U.S. Army Film


Date: October 4, 2016

The WWI Unknown Soldier film with commentary by Mitch Yokelson and Allison Finkelstein will debut on Veteran’s Day at 10am and 10pm ET, then repeat that weekend, Saturday at 10pm ET and Sunday at 4pm ET on C-SPAN3’s American History TV series Reel America.

Check out this 4 minute preview

 

 

WW1 Dawn Patrol Rendezvous 2016


Date: October 11, 2016

The 2016 World War 1 Dawn Patrol Rendezvous took place on 2-3 October at The National Museum of the United States Air Force, Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio
This video features a collection of photos shot and assembled by Mike Lent of Annapolis, MD. This year’s Rendezvous featured vintage original and reproduction WWI aircraft, radio-controlled models, era automobiles, period re-enactors, educational activities and a collector's show. This flying event was produced by the Museum of the U.S. Air Force and the Great War Aeroplanes Association. The next rendezvous is currently scheduled for 2018 at Wright Patterson AFB, OH.

ABOUT THE CREATOR:
Mike Lent retired from the U.S. Navy after serving 26 years as a photographer and Photographic Officer. He has traveled worldwide on numerous photographic, event production and video assignments including serving as the Presidential Videographer for Presidents Reagan and Bush (41) and as the Commander, White House Communications Agency’s Visual Information Command from 2003-2005. He is currently the owner and CEO of Alba Audiovisual, LLC, an event production company located in Annapolis, Maryland.

Restoring World War I Memorials


Date: September 06, 2016

The World War One Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library have announced a new program to help people across the country restore and preserve local World War I memorials. Chris Isleib, of the World War One Centennial Commission, spoke to Army Times Editor Tony Lombardo about the 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program as they stroll though Pershing Park in Washington DC - Future home of the National World War I Memorial.

Lest We Forget: Thoughts On The Forgotten War


Date: July 20, 2016

This short, 2.5 minute piece offer a context for WWI and what it actually means to us today.
It features radio personality and Blogger Mike Shuster, author Max Brooks, Former U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General Gordon Sullivan (Ret.), Commissioner Col. Thomas Moe USAF, Ret.), Senator Richard Burr, NC, Chairman of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, Col. Robert Dalessandro (Ret.) and former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta.

 

New York and World War I - Fox 5 NY
Interviews with Dr. Libby O'Connell and Ryan Hegg


Date: April 25, 2016

By: ANTWAN LEWIS

NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - World War I is sometimes called the "forgotten war." A 4-year period in history where countries across globe saw opposing alliances formed and regimes fall.
The war began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. The United States didn't enter the war until 1917 -- an entry many didn't know has ties to New York City.
Near 25th Street and 5th Avenue in Madison Square Park in is a statue called the Eternal Light Monument. Dedicated in 1923, 5 years after the war ended, it is a tribute to the doughboys that first defended this country's honor on a global stage. And as this country continues to pay tribute to all the veterans who protect her, it's even more important to remember "The Great War," when America first showed the world what we're made of.

Natchez Federal Courthouse now honors all WW1 veterans in Adams County, MS



Published on Feb 25, 2014

A short history of new World War I memorial plaques that were cast to include the names of previously excluded African American soldiers, as well as additional white soldiers and women, who were left out when the plaques were initially dedicated in 1924.

Doughboys on the Hill


Date: JULY 21, 2015

Full Length 14:35:
General Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret) leads a press conference in front of the Capitol Building on July 21st, 2015, to urge support for education programs about World War One.
He is joined by Rob Dalessandro, Chair of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, and Representative Ted Poe (R-Texas)

This video can be downloaded from our Vimeo Channel.

Doughboys on the Hill - Highlights


Date: JULY 21, 2015

Highlights 2:38
General Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret) leads a press conference in front of the Capitol Building on July 21st, 2015, to urge support for education programs about World War One.
He is joined by Rob Dalessandro, Chair of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, and Representative Ted Poe (R-Texas)

This video can be downloaded from our Vimeo Channel.

C-SPAN | American History TV - Edwin Fountain


Date: December 15, 2015

C-SPAN | American History TV's interview with Edwin Fountain, Vice Chairman of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, who talks about proposed designs for the World War I Memorial to be built in Washington, D.C. The site is near the White House and within view of the U.S. Capitol.

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