June 27, 2016
Give the WW1 Memorial some fireworks for the 4th
We are asking partners, associates, associated groups, and friends of the World War 1 Centennial Commission to post our 4th of July Memorial Donation Appeal Video on their Facebook pages between June 29th and July 4th. This simple 20-second donation appeal for the National Memorial at Pershing Park is themed to work for the July 4th Holiday, and features Secretary Leon Panetta, Ambassador Carol Moseley Braun, Dr. Vint Cerf and General Barry McCaffrey, USA (Ret.). Please post the video on your Facebook page, and encourage your friends to post it on theirs. This is a simple way you can help spread the word about the Memorial, and encourage people to donate to the cause. Find out more about the National World War 1 Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington, DC here.
Commissioners' OpEd published in Virginia Pilot
Over the weekend, the Virginia Pilot newspaper published an editorial written by Commissioners Libby O’Connell & Monique Seefried titled "Remembering the women of World War I." The Commissioners pointed out how the recent naming of a new U.S. Navy destroyer in honor of Chief Nurse Lenah Higbee represents a long-overdue recognition of American women’s participation in World War I, as well as the seismic impact of World War I on the roles of American women both in military and in civilian life. Read the editorial on the Virginia Pilot Online web site here.
Author Strachan to receive PMML Lifetime award
The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is awarding its 2016 Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing to author, historian and military strategist Hew Strachan. One of the world’s foremost scholars of 19th Century military history and World War One, and author of 14 major publications, including the first installment of his groundbreaking three-volume work on the First World War, Strachan is known for his incredibly detailed and carefully researched writings. Read about the awardee and the prestigious award here.
French government delegation visits Commission
Senior officials of the French government visited the U.S. WW1 Centennial offices in Washington last week for a working session on international plans for the centennial. Minister of State for Veterans and Remembrance Jean-Marc Todeschini, and Deputy Chief of Mission for the French Embassy Nathalie Broadhurst were among the delegation. Read more about the visit and discussions here.
Memorial sculptor inspired by studio visit
Sculptor Sabin Howard of the National World War 1 Memorial design team recently visited the studio of another sculptor who created on of the most iconic memorial sculptures in Washington, DC (or anywhere else), and drew great inspiration from the visit. Read about what Sabin saw, and how his work on the World War I Memorial has broadened his repertoire and moved him into a whole new realm of creativity.
"They’ve Earned Their Own Memorial" – Bumper Sticker
On December 19, 2014, Congress passed legislation designating Pershing Park in the District of Columbia as a national World War One Memorial. The Act authorizes the World War One Centennial Commission to further honor the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War One by developing the Pershing Park Site. The World War One Centennial Commission will coordinate events and activities commemorating the U.S. Centennial of The Great War. It is the Commission’s goal to build the memorial.
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this item are designated for this endeavor. You can show your support, and help promote the efforts, by proudly displaying your custom bumper sticker.
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