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DISPATCH - Commission inks pact with DAR; Army Nurses in WW1

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September 19, 2016

Commission inks partnership agreement with DAR
A new operational agreement has been reached between the United States World War One Centennial Commission and the Daughters of the American Revolution for the commemoration of World War One. Both organizations will operationally support each other at various scheduled public events, and new education programs and public events will be created specifically to promote commemoration of the Centennial the war. Read more about the agreement here.

Now on web site: the Army Nurse Corps in WW1
A new section of the World War One Centennial Commission web site, curated by author Jo-Ann Power,Jo-Ann Power tells the story of the Army Nurse Corps in World War 1. Unlike the iconic Red Cross nurses of WW1, the important role of the Army Nurse Corps nurses in the Great War has become somewhat obscure. This effort to highlight the contributions of Army nurses to the war effort has been decades in the making. Read more about the new section here.

“NYC Doughboy Day" a big success in Big Apple
At historic Fort Jay in New York Harbor last weekend, a platoon of living history reenactors & historians brought World War I Doughboy Day to Governors Island National Monument. They hosted demonstrations & stories, and portrayed famous New York regiments, including the Harlem Hell Fighters. Check out the big event here, which produced by the World War One Centennial Committee for New York City.

"100 Cities / 100 Memorials" changes implemented
Earlier in September the "100 Cities / 100 Memorials" grant application deadline for $200,000 of matching grants to restore and/or preserve WWI memorials was extended from November 11, 2016 to June 15, 2017. The extension, implemented by popular request, is proving to be a huge boon to excited participants who now have enough time to identify, research, plan and prepare WWI memorial projects to submit for matching grants. Now the update to the competition manual, schedule and website to reflect the new submission date have been implemented. Read more about the updates and changes here.

"The WW1 generation deserve to be remembered"
Chris Garcia is an Iraq War Vet who now works as a Education Coordinator at the Virginia War Museum in Newport News, VA. He is also a leader in the World War I reenacting community, acting as the Sergeant Major to the Great War Association, which organizes the largest World War I reenactment events in the United States every year in Newville, PA. Chris answers four questions about his interest in WW1, including why the National World War One Memorial in Washington, DC matters so much..

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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.
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