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November 14, 2016

New video to educate & motivate about Memorial

The United States World One Centennial Commission has partnered with Loma Media in San Diego to create a video outreach campaign designed to educate and motivate the American public to support and fund the creation of a Memorial dedicated to “The Doughboys” who successfully fought to end a devastating war that cost many millions of lives. Read more about the They Deserve Their Own Memorial video series, and learn how you can assist in distributing the video. Writer-Director-Producer John DeBello talks about the making of the video, and why rallying Americans to support the new National World War One Memorial is so important.

Both versions can be embedded or downloaded for you use.

Teamwork key to #countdowntoveteransday 2016

Tremendous teamwork is credited for the great success of the 2016 version of the #countdontoveteransday campaign. With a lot of help from our friends, the World One Centennial Commission spread the message to make Veterans Day a Day ON to honor all of America's veterans. Read more about the campaign wrap-up here.

Sabin Howard interviewed by NBC TV in DC
Sabin Howard's work on the sculptural elements of the the National World War One Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington, DC, continues to get great media coverage. For Veterans Day, the NBC affiliate in Washington, DC interviewed Howard at the World War One Centennial Commission offices. Laying out recent versions of his conceptual artwork, Howard talked about the visual challenge he is facing: “How are you going to tell the story of World War One in a way that people are going to get viscerally excited and go home and want to know more about it?” See how the sculptor answered his own question and watch the video report here.

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The obverse side of this custom die struck coin proudly displays the WW1 – 100 Years design with the silhouette of the U.S. Doughboy flanked by barbed wire that was prevalent during trench warfare. The reverse side serves to honor each soldier with the insignia worn on uniforms upon their return from The Great War. Each 1-3/4” die struck nickel-silver finish coin has a hand - decorated enamel color inlay to enhance the commemorative design.

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Architect Joe Weishaar, designer of the future National
World War One Memorial
in Washington, DC
, adjusts some of the
499 U.S. flags in honor of the 499 fallen Washington-area
WW1 veterans who died in that conflict, at the
D.C. War Memorial
on Veterans Day, November 11, 2016.

(Photo by CBS News)
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