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Memorial Hunters Club finding lost WWI monuments

By Chris Isleib
Director of Public Affairs, U.S. World War One Centennial Commission

To help find World War I Memorials around the country, the World War I Centennial Commission formed the Memorial Hunters Club.

Anyone can join the club. In order to join - one merely has to spot a World War I memorial, photograph it, and submit the photo to the Commission. The memorials, and the people who found them, are featured on the Commission’s website.

full logoThe Memorial Hunters Club has been a success. People from across the nation have contributed hundreds of memorials to the database, keeping them from falling into obscurity. Because of this crowd-sourced effort, the Commission has been able to help identify memorials that need care.

However, the end of this program is drawing near. The deadline for submissions is June 14th, 2017 - the Centennial of General Pershing’s arrival in Europe. We have four remaining months to contribute.

Join the many Americans who have helped remember the veterans of World War I. Help us to hunt down and catalog these fading national treasures.

We already have had huge help from State Centennial teams - those in Alabama, Georgia and New Jersey who have cataloged hundreds of WWI memorials for their states. There is much work that needs to be done. We estimate that there may be as many as 4,000 Memorials across the country.

 Although we need clean pictures of the place and the memorial itself, a wide shot, a closeup of the plaque, etc., we also invite you to include a shot with you and your crew.

If your find is a lost memorial, your name (or nickname or team name) will be featured on the map location as the explorers that rediscovered it.

On a local level - town or city halls, schools, libraries, and churches may also helpful, as some places unknown on a National. Local newspaper archives from the period after the war may also be helpful.

Also - Check the Commission’s Map of Memorials, to see if we already have records of the site. If not, feel free to submit your memorial, along with photos and address of it, along with any information you can find about it.

Thank you to all those who have helped contribute to the Memorial Hunters Club - and good luck with ongoing hunt!

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