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September 12, 2016



VFW appoints Anderson as new Commissioner
The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. has appointed VFW Quartermaster General Debra Anderson as a commissioner to the United States World War One Centennial Commission. She will be officially sworn in as a member of the commission in a ceremony later this year. Read more about the new Commissioner here.
Legion Convention gets 100 Memorials message
Theresa Sims, the Commission's Director of Veterans and Military Partnerships, delivers a wrap-up on the 98th American Legion Convention, where the Commission's team in the convention exhibition hall spread the word about the 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program. Check out the report on what happened in Cincinnati here.


Tour guide to lead WW1 battlefield pilgrimage

Randy Gaulke’s preoccupation with the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the largest German-American battle of World War 1, led this American financial analyst into a second career guiding Americans to the key battlefields in France where the nation's forces fought in the Great War. He will a take sabbatical in 2017 to live in France as a tour guide for a major portion of the year, and has big plans for great events. Read more about how Randy went from interested amateur to professional guide, and why he supports construction of the National World War One Memorial in Washington, DC.


New Video: Restoring WWI Memorials
Defense News interview

Video ThumbnailChris Isleib, WW1CC Director of Public Affairs, 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, prompting an overview of that initiative as well. See the interview in our Video Library.

U.S. Army “Doughboy” Window Decal: $3.95
Window DecalLet everyone know you are on the WWI Centennial team - with this window decal featuring the iconic Doughboy silhouette flanked by barbed wire - an iconic logo for the WWI Centennial Commemoration - Display it proudly and tell the world there is a centennial coming.

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 Shop




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