U.S. World War I Centennial Commission signs Partnership Agreement with Daughters of the American Revolution
By Joshua Venuti
A new operational agreement has been reached between the World War 1 Centennial Commission and the Daughters of the American Revolution, for the commemoration of World War I.
The U.S. World War 1 Centennial Commission will endorse the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution World War I Centennial as an official project. In turn, from 2016 through 2019, the Daughters of the American Revolution will highlight the Centennial of World War I as a commemorative event. This new arrangement promises to help both organizations to foster the education about World War I for the people of the United States.
Per the agreement, both organizations will operationally support each other at various scheduled public events. New education programs and public events will be created, specifically to promote the Centennial of World War I. In addition, editorial content will be shared between Centennial Commission and the Daughters of the American Revolution websites, and social media platforms.
Daniel Dayton, Executive Director of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, was pleased with the agreement, stating "The World War I Centennial Commission is proud to partner with the DAR. Working together, we will achieve our mutual goals of helping Americans better understand the war, and its consequences, and honoring those who paid the ultimate price for it, with a National World War I Memorial.”
Donna Crisp, the National Vice Chair Commemorative Events- 100th anniversary of WWI/ Treaty of Versailles for the Daughters of the American Revolution was also extremely happy with the agreement stating, “The National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution WW1 100th Anniversary Team is excited to begin the commemoration of the Great War that shaped our country. The DAR goals of Historic Preservation, Education, and Patriotism align with the Commission’s goals of Honor, Educate, and Patriotism.”
Both organizations are looking forward to commemorating and honoring all those who fought in World War I.
Joshua Venuti is a Fall 2016 Summer Interns at the World War One Centennial Commission.