December 19, 2016
Joint ANC/ABMC WW1 Exhibit to open in April
Arlington National Cemetery (ANC) and the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC) have teamed together to create a joint exhibit on the First World War that will open on April 6, 2017, the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into the Great War. The exhibit will focus on the American experience in the war, and how ANC and ABMC were focal points for remembrance and commemoration of the Great War after the conflict ended. ANC averages approximately 3-4 million visitors a year, so this exhibit will be one of the most visited World War One displays in the U.S. ANC Historian Christopher Warren provides more information about the upcoming exhibit here.
Terry Hamby sworn in as new WW1 Commissioner
Mr. Terry Hamby of Kentucky was sworn in as a Commissioner of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission in Washington, DC last week. Appointed by Senate Majority Leader, Senator Mitch McConnell, Hamby is a veteran of the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, and and is the founder and CEO of BMAR & Associates, which provides services to the Department of Defense. Find out more about the newest Commissioner here.
Women doctors organized to relieve suffering
When the when the U.S. entered World War One in 1917, there was a shortage of workers for all types of jobs related to the war effort, including physicians. The need for the nation to mobilize for the war effort seemed an opportunity for women doctors to go “over there” to serve on the front lines, but there was opposition. So women physicians took matters into their own hands, forming voluntary organizations and traveling independently to war-torn areas of France to provide sorely needed medical care. Read more about the American Women’s Hospitals here.
Memorial Hunters Club claims there are 3,500 WW1 Memorials in the US
The fact is, nobody knows exactly how many WWI Memorials there are in the US...
The Memorial Hunters Club is crowd-sourcing a national registry of WWI memorials and based on our results since our launch in October, we have come up with a credible number - AND that 2/3 of them have gone missing!
Read about how we came up with this estimate in the 100C/100M blog.
Episode #4: ‘The War to End All Wars: U.S. National World War I Centennial Symposium, 1916-2016
In Episode 3, Professor Bruno Cabanes provides a meditation on "War, Death, and Remembrance in 1914-1918". See his 50 minute presentation on the website where we are publishing the six-episode series from the symposium. His presentation is preceded by a poetry reading of Isaac Rosenberg's "Break of Day in the Trenches".
Baby It's Cold Outside!
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It has been REALLY cold in many parts of the US this past week.. Don't you wish you had this warm and snugly commemorative vest?
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This and many other commemorative items are available in the Official Merchandise Shop