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October 31, 2016

Memorial Hunters Club seeks lost WW1 tributes

The Memorial Hunters Club launches this week from the 100 Cities / 100 Memorials program and is intended to crowd-source a complete register of US WW1 memorials. The initiative invites veterans groups, schools, scouts, 4H members, DAR chapters, civic organizations and interested individuals to locate, document, research and register local memorials not currently in the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission’s database. Intended to be a fun as well as highly-educational activity, the The Memorial Hunters Club combines the adventure of Pokemon Go® and civic pride. Check out the Memorial Hunters Club here.


The #CountdownToVeteransDay 2016 campaign marches on! Your teamwork has made this effort a remarkable achievement! On Facebook, we have been able to gather 1,540 #CountdownToVeteransDay postings, bringing us some 1,510,445 Audience Impressions.On Twitter, our collective efforts have yielded some 1,955 Posts by 404 Partner Users, earning a total Audience of 3,864,255 Impressions. Combined -- the campaign has, to date, generated an total audience of about 5,374,700 people! We thank you for helping us to make people more aware of our veterans, and our military members! For more information, and for opportunities to honor America's Veterans, go to the Countdown to Veterans Day page.

"We have an obligation to honor their service"
Noted Landscape Architect Phoebe Lickwar is a member of the design team for the new National World War One Memorial in Washington, DC. She will be handling landscape design elements of the site. Lickwar brings to the design team great experience from working on large, complex public projects such as the National September 11 Memorial in New York. In this interview, she talks about what she learned working on other projects, the special challenges of building public memorials, and why the World War One Memorial is so important.

"1916 | Total War" this week at the WW1 Museum
The National World War One Museum and Memorial in Kansas City hosts their 2016 World War One symposium on November 4th and 5th. The symposium explores the pivotal year of 1916, where global socio-political tensions created by World War One continued escalation and irrevocably changed the economic, military, and cultural landscape of the world. Read more about the Symposium here.

NYC Veterans Day parade has WW1 links
Ryan Hegg is the Director of the 2016 New York City Veterans Day Parade, the annual event that follows the same route as many of the original homecoming parades for units returning home from World War One. A number of the units participating in the Parade have roots that reach back to World War One units, including the 369th Sustainment Brigade (formerly the 369th Infantry - the famed Harlem Hellfighters) and the 77th Division. Get more info on the NYC Veterans Day Parade here.

“In 1917, it was proven angels do exist.” Metal Sign $14.95

Looking back at images of The Great War and recognizing the sacrifices made by a generation one century ago, inspired the designs of our metal signs collection. We hope you appreciate the combination of history and humor in each design.

This 8” x 12” embossed sign depicts historical images of Red Cross nurses, who truly were angels to those they cared for, during World War One.

This and many other commemorative items are available in the Official Merchandise Shop

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