The United States World War One Centennial Commission has endorsed The World War One Memorial Inventory project. This nationwide inventory seeks to identify, document, and preliminarily assesses the condition of the country's World War I memorials and monuments. The effort is intended to raise public awareness of the presence, and in many cases, sadly, the plight of these historic monuments and memorials, as a necessary first step to ensuring their conservation and preservation. Read more about the World War One Memorial Inventory project in this article by the project's founder, Mark Levitch.
Saving Hallowed Ground
The United States World War One Centennial Commission has endorsed Saving Hallowed Ground, a worldwide organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of monuments and markers, commemorating veterans and patriots where ever they may be found. Saving Hallowed Ground accomplishes this through two steps: (1) Performing conservation and preservation services to the monuments themselves; (2) Engaging school students and communities in researching and learning about the history of their monuments and about the stories behind the names inscribed on these Living History Memorials. Visit the Saving Hallowed Ground website for more information.
The Meuse-Argonne American Cemetery holds the greatest amount of military dead in Europe - 14,246 - the majority of whom lost their lives during the Meuse-Argonne Offensive of World War I. Within these are 486 Graves to the Unknown. Inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing are 954 names. These include those from the U.S. expedition to northern Russia in 1918-1919.
Oise-Aisne American Cemetery located in France holds the second largest amount of remains from World War I. There are 6,012 Americans who lost their lives fighting in the region during the War. Of these, there are 601 Graves to the Unknown. There are also 241 names engraved on the Walls of the Missing within a chapel.
Within the Somme American Cemetery are 1,844 graves of military dead, many whom lost their lives while fighting near Cantigny or serving in American units attached to the British. Among these graves are 132 Graves to the Unknown. Engraved into the chapel in Walls of the Missing are the names of 333 missing.
St. Mihiel American Cemetery holds the graves of 4,153 military dead, many of whom died while protecting Paris. Included in this number are the 137 Graves to the Unknown. There are also 284 names on the Walls to the Missing within the cemetery chapel.
The U.S. Army Transportation Museum is devoted entirely to the history of U.S. Army transportation from colonial days to the present. It offers a unique glimpse of the importance of logistical support to the Army, and is a must when visiting the Virginia Peninsula.
The Transportation Museum features artifacts from and a history of the Army's transportation efforts in support of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I.
Sergeant Alvin C. York Historic Park pays tribute to Sgt. Alvin C. York, one of the most decorated soldiers of World War I. The park contains the farm and gristmill once owned by York who lived in the Pall Mall area for most of his life. Along with the millhouse and milldam, the park includes York’s two-story house, York’s general store and post office, the Wolf River Cemetery, the Wolf River Methodist Church, the York Bible Institute, an M247 Sergeant York tank and various picnic facilities.
The Mission of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library is to acquire and maintain an accessible collection of materials and to develop appropriate programs focusing on the Citizen Soldier in the preservation of democracy. Colonel J.N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Retired), founder of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library, assembled a major collection of books and related materials on military history, with a particular focus on the concept of the Citizen Soldier in America. Today, building upon that foundation through the generosity of private donors, the Pritzker Military Museum & Library has become a non-partisan research organization that attempts to increase the public understanding of military history and the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served. In a democratic society, it is important for people of all viewpoints to have an open, public forum to discuss the past, present, and future of the military. Through its collection and its programs, the Museum & Library is dedicated to serving as a forum for those discussions and preserving them for future generations. Since opening in 2003, the Museum & Library has hosted more than 400 events featuring the country's most acclaimed authors, historians, journalists, and scholars.
In 1926 Albert J. Hart was commissioned to create a memorial to honour the memory of those Nanton and District citizens who were killed in action during World War I. The 6.5' high statue is of Carara Italian marble and features a soldier at rest, with arms reversed in the position that would have been assumed at the burial of a comrade.
Peachtree Street, West Peachtree Street Atlanta GA USA 30309
The memorial honors the fallen heroes from Fulton County, Georgia, and was originally dedicated in 1920 by the War Mother's Service Star Legion, a group of mothers, sisters, and wives of servicemen. The memorial contains the name of each soldier lost during the War.
Located on Mitchel field, a former military airfield founded in 1917. the museum interprets the history of aviation and spaceflight as it relates to Long Island, NY, people, places, events and corporations. To this end it has assembled a collection of 65 aircraft and spacecraft, most of them locally produced. It's World War One Gallery houses several original and reproduction aircraft as well as numerous objects.
Memorial Park was designed by the famed Olmsted Brothers and dedicated on Dec. 25, 1924. It is the only park in the state dedicated to the 1,220 Floridians who lost their lives in service during World War I.
In his composition of “Life” for Memorial Park, Charles Adrian Pillars made powerful use of the grand, theatrical style of Beaux Arts sculpture. Even though this style was regarded as somewhat old-fashioned by the 1920s, Pillars nonetheless found it fitting to tell a moving story of the true spirit of those who served. He wrote that he “desired this memorial to present the idea of life, its struggle and its victory."
To further honor the fallen, the names of the more than 1220 Floridians who died in the first World War were inscribed on parchment and placed in a lead box within a bronze box inside of Life.
Villanova University's Special Collection has extensive collections dealing with the Great War, in particle popular aspects of the conflict such as war time fiction, pro-German newspapers, pamphlet literature, and Irish and Irish American materials. These are all available to the researching public.
As well, the University is hosting a number of exhibits and events.