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Feb. 1, 2015

Three Ways You Can Help

Pershing Park, DC - The big news this week was the selection of a concept and design team for the National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington. You can explore the selected concept on our website. There's a PBS News Hour video , as well as a video of the announcement press conference.

Costs for the Memorial are estimated at $35 Million. Like the old challenge story: "How do you eat an elephant?". The answer is one bite at a time. How do you raise $35 Million? The answer is $11.11 at a time.

Why that particular amount? Because it derives from the date of the Armistice that ended combat in WWI - The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month. So you can:

Click here, or there's a 'donate' button on the left side of all pages on Worldwar1Centennial.org. Your donation is DOUBLED by the Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Chicago, our founding sponsor.

There are now commemorative organizations in every state. Find out how states are organizing by clicking here.

Tell your friends why the Great War was important. There's a handy place to learn more about that here.

Preview our upcoming "They Deserve Their Own Memorial"
Fundraising Campaign

Rosie The riveter
Click on the image to expand the view in a browser window

New U.S. Marine Corps section on WWI web site

The Marine Corps slogan "First to Fight" first appeared on Marine recruiting posters during World War I, and ever after has served to acknowledge the fact that Marines have been in the forefront of every war America has fought since the founding of the Corps. In that spirit, the new USMC section of the official WWI Centennial Commission web site is the first service-specific section of the web site to become operational. Created and operated by USMC volunteers, the site will provide a broad and deep look at the Marines in WWI, and how that conflict was in many ways the making of the modern Marine Corps.

Now hear this! March over there and take a look!

Navy ¼ Zipper Fleece Sweatshirt

MerchandiseInspired by the iconic image of a U.S. Doughboy, you can wear your American pride with this Made in the USA ¼ zipper fleece sweatshirt.

Navy with white doughboy embroidery. 80% cotton/20% polyester, 9.5 Oz. High quality heavy weight pre-shrunk fabric. Sweatshirt has ¼ zip pullover with cadet collar and silver metal zipper. Ribbed cuffs and waistband with spandex. Cover-seamed arm holes. Mens’ sizes available S – 2XL.

FInd this and many other commemorative items at our Official Merchandise shop.

Use Amazon Smile when you shop, designate us the charity and we will get a donation from Amazon at no cost to you!
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