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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.

Dr. Libby O'Connell on WNBC-TV News 4 New York at 7


Date: April 4, 2016

Dr. Libby O'Connell  joined  WNBC-TV News 4 New York at 7 to introduce them to the NYC World War I Centennial Commission, NYC's roll in WWI and the planned activities for NYC commemoration activities.

Library of Congress Veteran's History Project


Date: May 23, 2013

Actor Gary Sinise visits the Library of Congress and experiences the Library's Veterans History Project.

Video Features U of A Graduate's Design, Selected For National World War I Memorial


Date: April 01, 2016

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – When a national commission launched an international search for someone to design a U.S. World War I memorial in Washington, D.C., they had to look no further than Joe Weishaar, a 2013 University of Arkansas architecture alumnus. His design, “The Weight of Sacrifice,” will be located just yards from the White House grounds on Pennsylvania Avenue. It’s a life-changing project for Weishaar and adds to the legacy of the Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design.

Phylicia Rashad - 'what did it mean for African Americans'


Date: September 2014

Phylicia Rashad,  an American actress, singer and stage director, discusses the service of African Americans during WW1 and how ta global new musical art form emerged out of that experience.

The Impact of WWI on the Nursing Profession


Date: Apr 18, 2016

The U.S. Army’s Nursing Corps grew from more than 400 in 1917 to more than 21,000 nurses by the conclusion of the war in 1918. This extraordinary expansion is evidence of nursing’s dedication regardless of personal sacrifices. Learn more about the experiences of nurses in WWI and the lasting legacy for the profession in this continuing education opportunity featuring three lectures presented by the University of Kansas School of Nursing and the National World War I Museum and Memorial in conjunction with the exhibition, The Second Battlefield: Nurses in the First World War.

Presenters include: Colonel Richard Prior (Chief Nursing Officer/Deputy Commander for Nursing, Ireland Army Community Hospital), Dr. Sanders Marble (Senior Historian in the Office of Medical History, U.S. Army) and Colonel Elizabeth Vane (Army Nurse Corps Historian, U.S. Army).

Recorded February 20, 2016 in J.C. Nichols Auditorium at The National World War I Museum and Memorial.


Pershing Family Remembrance Ceremony


Published on Sep 2, 2015

On August 27, 1915 a fire erupted in the Pershing family home at the Presidio of San Francisco.

Then Brigadier General John J. Pershing, commanding the 8th Infantry Brigade, had been deployed to the Mexican border in response to the Mexican Revolution and its impact on American national and economic interests.

The fire claimed the lives of Pershing's wife, Francis and his three daughters, Helen, Anne, and Mary. Only his son, Warren survived the blaze.

On August 27, 2015 the National Society of Pershing Rifles, together with the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and World War I Historical Association, paid respects to the Pershing family by laying a wreath at the location their Presidio home once stood. Video footage was taken by the World War I Historical Association, who hosted the centennial event.

Col. Robert J. Dalessandro, USA (Ret.), Deputy Secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission


Date: Sep 3, 2015

Col. Robert J. Dalessandro, USA (Ret.), Deputy Secretary, American Battle Monuments Commission

Keeping the memory of WWI alive with plans for a national memorial



Published on Jan 27, 2016
PBS News Hour

Millions of Americans who served during the Great War may soon be memorialized in the nation’s capital. The winning design by 25-year-old architect Joe Weishaar was selected from more than 360 proposals for the National World War I Memorial in Washington. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Memorial Announcement Press Conference - Full Length 00:50:46


Washington DC - January 26, 2016

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission has picked "THE WEIGHT OF SACRIFICE" for the new national World War I Memorial project. "THE WEIGHT OF SACRIFICE" was selected from a group of five Finalists, and culminates an open, international design competition that has run since May, 2015. The Commission's decision endorses the recommendation of the design competition's independent jury.

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