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Sync Call for Wednesday July 20 at 12pm EDT

News at a Glance

1. Honoring Ceremony for Six World War 1 Veterans of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine

2. WWI tunnels rediscovered in France with carvings in wall

3. !00 Cities / 100 Memorials launched over the weekend to great interest

4. Special Commemorative Merchandise Being Created for Oshkosh 2016 AirShow

Read more below!

 

Sync Call Minutes
July 20, 2016

Update from the States

Florida, Wisconsin, Kentucky are all getting ready to build websites on our national page-  so stay tuned for
Virginia
series of informational meetings.  The next one in the DC area will be:
Prince William
Tuesday, August 2 - 10:30 a.m.
National Museum of the Marine Corps
18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Triangle, VA  22172
Directions

Illinois
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 Central Time. Susan Mennenga has been hard at work planning this event and has managed to arrange representatives from each of the Upper Midwest states, which include:
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North and South Dakota, Ohio, Tennessee, Wisconsin

State Outreach Collaboration Call
The August State Outreach Collaboration Call will be on Thursday, August 4th at 12 pm EST. “Teaching WWI”-   WWI Education curriculum and materials for teachers, museums, etc. All WWI related topics and Maker Activities.  Museum, Virginia Tech volunteer Nancy Schaff,

News and Announcements

LT Jonathan Bratten, Command Historian of the Maine Army National Guard
LT Bratten about an event over the weekend which recognized six WWI American Indian veterans' who volunteered to serve our country in WWI but were never recognized for their service.  
All six men were members of the Passamaquoddy Tribe in Maine,  and were either wounded or killed in Europe during the great War.
The “Honoring Ceremony for Six World War 1 Veterans” took place during the Indian Day Ceremonies held in front of the Indian Township Tribal Office.
http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/communicate/press-media/wwi-centennial-news/1264-passamaquoddy-tribe-ww1-veterans-honored.html
and here:
http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/communicate/press-media/wwi-centennial-news/1271-nearly-100-years-later-passamaquoddy-army-veterans-honored-for-service.html
The veterans being honored posthumously are:
  • Samuel Dana, age 24, enlisted 1917, Company I, 103rd Infantry, wounded;

  • George Stevens Sr., age 22, enlisted 1917, Company I, 103rd Infantry, wounded;

  • Henry Sockbeson, age 28, enlisted 1917, Company I, 103rd Infantry, wounded;

  • David Sopiel, enlisted 1917, Company I, 103rd Infantry, wounded;

  • Charles Lola, age 22, enlisted 1917, Company I, 103rd Infantry, killed in battle and posthumously received the Croix de Guerre of France for remarkable courage and tenacity in defending an advance post until he was killed;

  • Moses Neptune, age 19, enlisted 1917, Company I, 103rd Infantry, killed in the Argonne in 1918, the last U.S. serviceman killed in WWI before the armistice was signed.

WWI tunnels rediscovered in France with carvings in wall

http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/1266

The haunting momentos of allied soldiers who fought the Germans in World War One have been discovered inside eight miles of secret tunnels deep in the forests of Northern France.

The winding tunnels used by the American Expeditionary Force, sent by President Wilson to reinforce Britain and France, were recently discovered by an amateur battlefield explorer.

Pictures show how the raw recruits carved 250 military insignias and portraits of themselves and their horses into the stone as they were holed up in a quarry they used for shelter from the relentless German assault on the Western Front.

Other pictures show shells, bombs, grenades and shrapnel on the floor of the eight miles of tunnels, recently rediscovered by Battlefield explorer Marc Askat, 31, from Paris, who spent eight hours at the site.

Other historical images show the soldiers who would have used the tunnels as they sheltered from the German forces.

Discoverer Marc Askat said: 'I have spent a lot of time exploring the limestone quarries used by soldiers during first and second world war and the fact is that very few remains of U.S and Commonwealth soldiers are visible.

'After several months of research on the war diaries and the position of trenches on maps, I found a quarry that was exactly on their target.

'After a long crawl underground, I was lucky enough to see a giant Bold Eagle blaze sculpted by the 26th Yankee Division of the United State Army Infantry was in front of me.

'On the floor were, bombs, mortars, hand grenades and many heavily rusted metal devices

that you don't want to touch or even know what they are.

'Many names, nicknames, masonic logos, city names were etched into the walls. This place was very rich with finds, I didn't even check my watch during almost eight hours underground.lls by US troops


100 Cities / 100 Memorials program has launched!
Apply here:
http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/100-cities-100-memorials-home.html
Thanks so much to all of our partners for sharing the news via social media-  the Dept of VA,
http://www.blogs.va.gov/VAntage/29174/funding-available-wwi-memorials-need-restoration/#comment-109037
100 CITIES/100 MEMORIALS - A NEW CHALLENGE-GRANT PROGRAM FOR YOUR COMMUNITY ww1cc.org/100Memorials
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YOU CAN HELP SAVE WWI MEMORIALS IN YOUR COMMUNITY
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IS YOUR GROUP LOOKING FOR A SERVICE PROJECT? JOIN US! ww1cc.org/100Memorials
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YOUR GROUP CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL!
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HERE'S HOW YOUR ORGANIZATION CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL ww1cc.org/100Memorials
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HERE'S HOW YOUR TOWN CAN BE PART OF THE WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL!
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YOU CAN BE PART OF THE WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL!
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DO YOU HAVE A WWI MEMORIAL IN YOUR TOWN THAT NEEDS PROTECTING? ww1cc.org/100Memorials
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GREAT NEW PRESERVATION PROGRAM FOR WORLD WAR I MEMORIALS ww1cc.org/100Memorials
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THEY GAVE US SO MUCH. PROTECT THEIR MEMORY, AND THEIR MEMORIALS
ww1cc.org/100Memorials
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Fall interns and beyond!
We now have six confirmed interns for Fall 2016!  But we always need more. If you are interested or know someone who is- please contact Andrew.

EAA AirVenture- Oshkosh, WI
http://www.eaa.org/en/airventure
Special Commemorative Merchandise Being Created for Oshkosh 2016 Air Show.
With over 700,000 expected to attend EAA Airventures also known as Oshkosh 2016, July 25-31, we are supporting their WWI aviation sub-theme with special commemorative Oshkosh 2016 merchandise. To check out the preview below, click on a thumbnail to see a larger rendition in a browser window.

Oshkosh 2016 sticker

World War One Centennial Oshkosh 2016 3” x 3” Sticker


Lapel PinWorld War One Centennial Oshkosh 2016 Lapel Pin


T-shirt DesignWorld War One Centennial Oshkosh 2016 T-Shirt design


The EAA AirVenture Oshkosh is an annual gathering of aviation enthusiasts held each summer at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. It’s the 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+ 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+ people.
Let us know if you plan to attend and can help us at our booth! We’ll be selling WWI CC merchandise, etc.  contact Meredith Carr at meredith.carr@worldwar1centennial.org, if you plan to be at the EAA AirVenture Airshow July 25-31.

National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park

“Help us build the National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park in our nation’s capitol. We need you to speak for these American veterans who sacrificed so much, 100 years ago. They are not forgotten if we remember.  Thank you” and include the link: ww1cc.org/memorial

The Great War Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/TheGreatWar)
Alright, as always, The Great War Channel on youtube has several great new videos up this week. Check them out at youtube.com/TheGreatWar.

  • Mission Tactics - Barbed Wire Placement I OUT OF THE TRENCHES


  • Meatgrinder At The Somme - Battle of Mametz Wood I THE GREAT WAR - Week 103

The Great War in the Sky

As we approach the Oshkosh Airshow, this week we continue with our new segment called “The Great War In the Sky".
Noted author and decorated Air Force pilot, General RG Head has created and is curating an amazing timeline of WWI aviation events on our national website.
You can find the timeline at ww1cc.org/warinthesky
Here is Theo Mayer, our project technologist to show you what happened in the Great War In The Sky this week, 100 years ago.

The Great War Project:  Mike Shuster

http://greatwarproject.org/
And now we’ll move onto 100 years ago this week on the ground with Mike Shuster.

that’s all folks! Thanks for joining us. Check out the minutes - ww1cc.org/sync-call - and join us again next week!

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