American Legion & VFW support rescue of ailing World War One memorials
via the Baltimore Post-Examiner
WASHINGTON, DC—The two largest veterans groups in the United States, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), with a combined membership of 3,700,000, have signed on to support a national initiative designed to rescue ailing World War One memorials.
The program, 100 CITIES/100 MEMORIALS was created by the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago, IL. as a $200,000 matching-grant challenge for groups who undertake the restoration, preservation or conservation of local World War One memorials.
After World War One, thousands of memorials were erected across the country to honor the local veterans who served. 100 years later, many of these memorials are in need of restoration or repair.
“Many of these memorials were originally established by local American Legion and VFW posts in those communities, and so it is fantastic to have these same organizations join in our effort to repair, conserve and restore our WWI American heritage”, explained Dan Dayton, Executive Director of the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission.
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