The Doughboy Podcast is about what happened 100 years ago during and after the War that changed the world --- and it is also about NOW - How WWI is still present in our daily lives - How it is remembered and discussed, learned and taught - but most importantly - the podcast is about why and how we will never let awareness of WWI fall back into the mists of obscurity.
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News and Announcements:
The National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park- Design Competition Update
The Jury Deliberates Next Week
The Design Competition jury will deliberate over the winner of the design competition next week January 5-7 in Washington, DC. On Wednesday, January 6, each finalist will present their design concept to the jury in a meeting at Jones Day Law firm. This meeting is open to the public. Presentations will begin at 9 am and are expected to finish around 5 pm. Jones Day address is 300 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The formal announcement of the winner will coincide with our 10th Commission Meeting on January 25.
Please remember that even with the perfect design, we can’t build a memorial without donations. Every dollar donated will be matched by our founding sponsor, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. You can make this memorial a reality by making a donation to the Memorial Fund. Our veterans deserve a memorial. We can build it.
10th Commission Meeting - January 25
The next WWI Centennial Commission meeting will take place on Monday, January 25, at 10 am at our office here in DC : 1776 G St NW. The Commissioners will vote on the winning design concept for the WWI Memorial at Pershing Park. At 2 pm that same day, we will hold a press conference at the National Press Club to announce the winning concept.
Updates from the States
Volunteer for state outreach. Contact Andrew McGreal if you are willing to help.
January 07 State Outreach Collaboration Call We will hold our third State Outreach Collaboration Call in the new format on Thursday January 7 at 12 pm EST. This call will focus on ‘Organizing a Commemorative Body’ and we will have a panel of experts from several libraries from across the country on the line. This will be a great call for all up-and-coming state commemorative bodies to attend.. Reminders will be sent out the day of the call. The call-in number will be the same as past calls - contact a State Outreach Coordination team member to get on the roster.
State Outreach Webpage We have a new State Outreach webpage set up on the Commission website. It houses the State Outreach Guide and its toolbox of Commission resources, the state outreach status map, as well as the minutes and recordings from our monthly State Outreach Collaboration Calls.
WW1 Commemorative Merchandise
The WW1CC merchandise store is open on our website! Go online to get your own fine-crafted piece of WW1 commemorative merchandise and to support the Commission all at once. We have an exciting and varied line of products available for purchase - check it out today!
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