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Sync Call for Wednesday November 02, at 12pm EDT

News at a Glance

1. Georgia Commission Meeting update

2. Steven Taber Book - A Rainbow Division Lieutenant in France

3. 3-minute AND 7-minute commission promo video posted narrated by Gary Sinise
downloadable at ww1cc.org/video

Read more below - Watch the video above


Sync Call Minutes
November 2, 2016

Update from the States

We have websites/links for most states.
check it out and learn more about each state’s participation in the war.
State Centennial Webpages:

The Georgia WWI Centennial Commission meets today at the Atlanta History Center
Georgia was home to more training camps than any other state and, by the war's end, it had contributed more than 100,000 men and women to the war effort. Georgia also suffered from the effects of the influenza pandemic, a tragic maritime disaster, local political fights, and wartime homefront restrictions.
GA WWI Centennial Commission

New York:
Flanders Remembers: Music and Words from WW I on November 17, at 7:00 PM, at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City.
This semi-staged performance includes a range of music (classical, jazz, cabaret), and readings from the World War I period, featuring American, French, Flemish, and German composers and writers. Artists include soprano An De Ridder, mezzo-soprano Katarina Van Droogenbroeck, actor/baritone Matthew Patrick Morris, and pianist Katya Mihailova. Music of Debussy, Charles Ives, and Irving Berlin, among others. Directed by Edwin Cahill.

North Dakota:
Darrell Dorgan is the Chair of the North Dakota WWI Centennial Committee.  There are currently 12å committee members who have joined the committee including representatives from the Native American Tribes.
Throughout the state of North Dakota after WWI, citizens planted trees to commemorate WWI.  Members of the committee, along with representatives throughout the state are working to identify where these trees are located.  Once located, a fundraising effort will begin to provide plaques at each location.
North Dakota’s State Historical Society hosts an annual history conference. In 2017, the annual conference will focus on WWI. This annual history conference will serve as a catalyst for the launch of curriculum in schools throughout the state.
At North Dakota’s state capital in Bismark there is an annual 4th of July celebration-In 2018, the symphony is planning on playing WWI Tribute music
The International Peace Gardens located on the border of North Dakota and Manitoba Canada is very interested in participating in the commemoration. The International Peace Gardens dedication took place on July 14, 1932, with some 50,000 persons present.  A cairn, built of stones gathered from North Dakota and Manitoba was inscribed with a "promise of peace".

State Outreach Collaboration Call
Our next State Outreach Collaboration Call tomorrow at 12 pm EST.   This call will focus on engaging veterans organizations in your state.  We will have representatives on the line from the American Legion, DAV, and the VFW.
You have register ahead of time - the link is in the chatroom and the will be in the minutes.
Register for the State Outreach Call here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5156713208829555970
Questions about State Outreach? Please email Andrew McGreal at andrew.mcgreal@worldwar1centennial.org

Central Region Kick off Meeting
Friday, Nov. 4 at the National WWI Museum and Memorial
Andrew McGreal will be there on behalf of the Commission.
The central region consists of Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, and Oklahoma.   They are also inviting states in the south that do not yet have a region formed to attend.
Invite you to stay for the  November 4-5. 2016
National WWI Museum and Memorial Annual Symposium
1916: Total War

Questions about the Central Region? Email andrew.mcgreal@worldwar1centennial.org

News and Announcements

Fall Reading

Recommend a WWI Book by Mr. Stephen Taber of the Massachusetts WWI Centennial Commission: A Rainbow Division Lieutenant in France: The World War I Diary of John H. Taber

Review of Stephen Taber’s A Rainbow Division Lieutenant in France
Endorsed by the WWICC
Available on amazon- https://www.amazon.com/Rainbow-Division-Lieutenant-France-World/dp/0786499907
Remember to shop Amazon Smile-  US Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars. Sign up for Amazon Smile here: https://smile.amazon.com/ch/46-3321814

WWICC Social Media- CDTVD
Mr. Chris Isleib
Countdown to Veterans Day 2016
OpEds and articles from Sec. Leon Panetta, Gen. Barry McCaffrey, Sen. John Warner, Sandra Pershing and Helen Patton. We are working to get these placed in national outlets across the country so stay tuned for that.  
As a reminder-  we encourage all of you to write one for your local paper!
Veterans Day Events: Still waiting for permit from NPS for DC War Memorial flag placement- stay tuned.
Send us your photos from Veterans Day- we’ll post on social media.

100 Cities / 100 Memorials

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1. Memorial Hunters Club: www.ww1cc.org/hunter

More Upcoming Events:
Check out our website for events! www.ww1cc.org/events
Email halsey.hughes@worldwar1centennial.org to add your event

PAFA Exhibit Opening:
WWI and American Art Exhibit- exploring the ways Americans viewed WWI-   Opening this weekend

October 27-28, 2016
Ohio State University "War to End All Wars" - Video link posting soon
The video should be posted early next week and will be available in our video library
It covers over 9 hours of fantastic presentations about subjects like:
The technologies that drove the war
The economics
The cultural implications.
It’s is a wonderful overview and even in-depth view for anyone who wants to really learn
It will provide a great resources for educators to draw from

National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park - www.ww1cc.org/memorial

Sabin sketches/drawings-  only show last 4 slides.
Design Charrette yesterday- the Commission of Fine Arts reviewed the current Sculptural Design and provided feedback to Sabin.

The Great War Channel https://www.youtube.com/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.

  • New inventions and new fronts- Fall 1916
  • Bomber Pilot Fame- Delville Wood
  • France turns the tide at Verdun- this week-  118

The War in the Sky: Theo Mayer - www.ww1cc.org/warinthesky
As you know 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 about the airplanes used will be presented by Theo Mayer, our Chief technologist.

The Great War Project:  Mike Shuster www.greatwarproject.org/

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