Sync Call for Wednesday June 22 at 12pm EDT
News at a Glance
1. Upper Midwest Region meeting announced
2. Hew Strachan, recipient of the 2016 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing
3. New Website section ww1cc.org/memorial
Read more below!
Sync Call Minutes
June 22, 2016
Update from the States
Save the date- The next Upper MidWest Region Meeting will be on September 13 at the Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Chicago. 1 pm CST
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin
Please plan to have a representative from your state’s WWI Centennial Commission/Committee join us at the Pritzker Military Museum & Library to share your commemorative plans for 2017-2018 with our audience, and for those who will listen via Livestream.
After the Upper Midwest Regional Meeting, a networking dinner will be arranged at a local venue.
You are invited to a reception (cash bar and light food will be served) as a guest of the partnership between the WWI Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library to a reception and a book talk from author Nimrod Thompson Frazer who will discuss recently released 3rd edition of the Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division.
State outreach Collaboration Call
We’ll take a break for the month of July and reconvene on August 4th.
News and Announcements
PMML Literature Award
Congratulations to Hew Strachan, recipient of the 2016 Pritzker Military Museum & Library Literature Award for Lifetime Achievement in Military Writing!
Awarded annually to a living author for a body of work dedicated to enriching the understanding of military history, the Pritzker Literature Award includes a medallion, citation, and $100,000 honorarium.
Author of 14 major publications, Hew Strachan is one of the world’s foremost scholars of World War I, and a respected adviser on military strategy and contemporary military affairs in the United Kingdom. Known for his incredibly detailed and carefully researched writings, he is a strong advocate of the didactic power of military history to expand our understanding of the world we live in and to inform the challenges of the present.
Fall Internship Recruitment
We’re starting our Fall semester internship recruiting drive.
We have a lot of great opportunities for internships in areas like program management, state outreach, veterans outreach, fundraising, and public affairs among others.
If you or anyone you know is looking for an internship for this Fall (or beyond) tell them to visit ww1cc.org/intern
Why did the War Begin?
Articles, maps, videos, etc.
Education Newsletter- June 21- please remember to sign up to receive these bi-monthly emails!
Dept. of Defense History Speaker Series- Tuesday, June 28, 1200 pm
Battle of the Somme- Thomas Christianson, Senior Historian, Office of the Sec. of Defense Historical Office, and Ex Officio Member to the Commission
Commissioner Rob Dalessandro will also talk about the WWI Centennial Commission beforehand
New York Military Affairs Symposium-- they're inaugurating a series on 1916 and the Great War at the Hudson Park Library (66 Leroy St, off of 7th Ave). First session is this Saturday, June 18, from 10 to 5 (we'll be down in the basement), and will have some interesting talks on the Easter Uprising. In July, they'll cover the Somme, and I'll be doing a talk on the Macedonian Front. In August, they plan to do Jutland.
EAA AirVenture- Oshkosh, WI
The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is an annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts held each summer at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, United States. Largest aviation show in the world.
The EAA AirVenture Airshow will take place July 25-31 and the 2016 focus this year is WWI. This is huge, week long event with 700,000 + of attendees and dozens of defense contractors.
We will have a booth set up for the week.. Our Commissioners have daily speaking roles in two different amphitheaters that seat 2500 +.
Let us know if you plan to attend and can help us at our booth! We’ll be selling WWI CC merchandise, etc. contact me, Meredith Carr, if you plan to be at the EAA AirVenture Airshow July 25-31.
National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park
The Great War Channel
Alright, as always, The Great War Channel on youtube has several great new videos up this week. New episodes come out every Thursday. Newest videos include:
Beyond the Genocide: Armenia in the Great War
The Brusilov Offensive- The Arab Revolt Week 98 of the Great WAr
The War in the Sky
This week we are introducing a new segment called “The War In the Sky".
Noted Author and highly decorated combat pilot, RG Head has contributed and is curating an amazing timeline of WWI aviation events on our national website.
You can find the timeline at ww1cc.org/warinthesky
This week’s episode will be presented by Theo Mayer, our project technologist and Theo mentioned that we even have RG head online to answer any questions at the end of the show.
So introducing our new segment.. World War I - The War In The Sky!
The Great War Project: Mike Shusterhttp://greatwarproject.org/
Join us again next week! Register here.