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DISPATCH - symposium “1916: Sex, Planes, and Disasters” & PAFA art in WWI

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October 17, 2016


PAFA to explore U.S. artists' relationship with WW1

Robert Cozzolino is Exhibition Curator for the upcoming Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts' major exhibit on World War One, entitled "World War I and American Art". In a wide-ranging interview, he asserts that the exhibition is the first to examine the rich and varied relationship American artists had with the war, with works in a broad range of materials to the war from beginning to end and in the years immediately afterward, and even contemporary works. Read about the landmark exhibition here.



Remember the 100 Cities / 100 Memorials Webinar: “Competition Briefing for Veterans Organizations" taking place this week

100 C / 100 M logoDATE AND TIME: Wed, Oct 19, 2016 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST

This interactive online event is especially focused at Veterans Service Organizations who want to participate in the 100 Cities - 100 Memorials matching grant challenge. However, the information is pertinent to anyone interested in participating in the program. REGISTER HERE.



Commissioner Seefried emcees WW1 symposium
Dr. Monique Seefried, the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission’s Lead Commissioner for International Partnerships, helped organize and will act as the Host/Emcee for the World War One symposium entitled “1916: Sex, Planes, and Disasters” at the MacArthur Memorial in Norfolk, VA next weekend. Check out the wide array of speakers and topics at this event exploring a key year in the Great War.

Service commemorates death of Norman Prince
A memorial service to commemorate the centennial of the combat death of World War One aviation hero Norman Prince, and to honor the flier and the Lafayette Escadrille that he helped to create, was held on Friday, October 14th, at the Washington National Cathedral. Members of the Prince family, and representatives of the U.S. and French air forces, and the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, gathered to salute the man whose is entombed at the Cathedral. Click here to read more about the service. For an in-depth story on Prince and his deeds, check out this article on the pioneering military aviator.

#COUNTDOWNTOVETERANSDAY status update
The Countdown To Veterans Day 2016 campaign continues, with still more outstanding reach on all the social media platforms. Have you sounded off about Countdown To Veterans Day 2016 on social media? Help spread the word with the hashtag #COUNTDOWNTO VETERANSDAY, and let us know on Facebook and Twitter that you support our Veterans. Click here to find out more about Countdown To Veterans Day 2016, and what you can do to make Veterans Day a DAY ON.


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