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May 16, 2016

‘American Art in the Shadow of World War I’ charts
American artists’ changing perceptions of the war
The Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State will showcase 18 different artworks as part of the “American Art in the Shadow of World War I” exhibit starting Tuesday, May 17. The exhibition will showcase the work of American artists prior to, during and after World War I, as well as how these artists adapted their styles in response to the war. Read more about this exhibition here.

World War 1 cannon back where it belongs
Thieves in Northern California absconded with the World War 1 cannon displayed in front of the Richmond Veterans Memorial Hall last week, but an aggressive news and social media campaign by the local police force brought the gun back to its place of honor in short order. See how the community response kept the artifact from being melted down.

Baseball was therapy for U.S. wounded in WW1
With the 2016 baseball season heating up as Memorial Day approaches, the National Archives has released poignant photographs of World War I veterans recovering at military hospitals throughout the United States playing amputee baseball. It appears that this "reconstructive recreation" was a big hit! Read the article here.

Find your family member who served in the Coast Guard during World War 1
The U.S. Coast Guard was only two years old when America entered World War 1, though its heritage reaches back to 1790. The new entry in the Documenting Doughboys series on the Commission web site explains the key records available to identify those who served in the Coast Guard in the Great War. Check it out here, along with all the other features in the Family Ties section.

Destroy This Mad Brute posterVintage replica WWI 14”x 24” poster inspired by the U.S. Army’s plea to enlist. A patriotic and distinctive way to accessorize your wall space, this commemorative poster is offered exclusively through the World War One Centennial Commission.
You too can help make American history. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this item goes towards funding the building of a national World War One Memorial in Washington, D.C.
A Certificate of Authenticity as Official Merchandise of the United States World War One Centennial is included.
This and many other commemorative items are available in the Official Merchandise store.

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