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October 26, 2015

New Tool for States
The Library of Congress has volunteered to explain how their artifacts program - The Veteran’s History Project can work for your state. On November 5 at Noon EDT, Bob Patrick from the LOC, Andrew Bullen from the Illinois State Library, and Christine Pittsley from the Connecticut State Library will explain just how. Need to feel more connected? Reach out to your SO Coordination Team member to get on the roster.

More great progress on the collective effort. We could not be more pleased by the great teamwork among the participating organizations. Here are just the Twitter results from last week:
25 Oct 15,361
24 Oct 848,162 -- Nearly a million in one day
23 Oct 149,596
22 Oct 114,592
21 Oct 886,220 -- Nearly a million in one day
20 Oct 110,779
19 Oct 1,142,109 -- OVER a million in one day
18 Oct 123,049
TOTAL - 3,389,868 impressions this week!
That brings our GRAND TOTAL since 28 September to 7,215,896!
Learn all about it at www.CountDownToVeteransDay.org

Sneak Preview
Our friends and colleagues in the French Centenary program are getting ready to announce a new, very exciting program. A major media event is planned for later this month and will be attended by Commissioner Monique Seefried - our European ‘connection’. So no spoilers here, but do have a look at the teaser.

Partnership with the Great War Channel
The Commission is now in partnership with the Great War Channel in Berlin. Posting twice a week, ‘The Great War’ shows you the history of the First World War in the four years from 1914 to 1918. The host, Indy Neidell, takes you back week by week and shows you what was going on. Upcoming:

The French Uniforms of World War 1 : THE GREAT WAR - Special
Helmets to boots. The French were the first army to adapt a real military helmet with the M15. In the beginning of the war they were still wearing the traditional Kepi from Franco-Prussian War, however. Find out all about the French equipment in the trenches with Indy.

Library of Congress Program now available to WWI Centennial State Commissions
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