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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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Army – Navy Game, December 8th

This weekend at the annual Army – Navy Game the Army football team will be sporting uniforms honoring the 1st Infantry Division, the “Big Red One,” which today is headquartered at Fort Riley, Kansas.  It is also a tribute to the Division in the Great War. ...read more

Coming Soon

They Shall Not Grow Old, Sir Peter Jackson’s stunning WW1 documentary featuring computer-refined film footage from WW1 is coming to the U.S., with special showings on Dec. 17th and Dec. 27th in selected theaters. Click here to find a theater near you and purchase advance tickets. This link is showing theaters near my home but you can enter another zip code to find other locations. ...read more

11/11 at the Washington Cathedral

Here is a link to the report on this event published by The American Legion.

The Pershing Park Memorial project is still bogged down in the approval process at the National Capital Planning Commission.

The U.S. WW1 Centennial Commission reports that it is still short about $20 million to fully fund this endeavor. ...read more

WWI Museum Bell Rings Again

Sunday’s Armistice Day Ceremony at the National World War I Museum and Memorial included a bell from the past and it’s connection to the present generation.  See the link:

All In The Family

Tolling of the Bells in Arvonia, KS

Arvonia Church in Arvonia, KS welcomes the public to a family-friendly veterans day salute on Sunday, November 11, 2018. The event will begin at 11:00am with an Arvonia Church Worship Service followed by a Buffet Luncheon (no charge) at the Town Hall from 12:00-3:00pm. Check the flyer for more info! ...read more

Program for the D.C. Service

As previously posted, the Armistice Centennial inter-faith service in Washington, DC will be live-streamed on Sunday. Here’s a link to get the complete 36 page program.

Armistice ‘Throwback’ uniforms

The University of Nebraska football team will wear ‘throwback’ uniforms this Saturday in observance of the Centennial of the Armistice and the original dedication of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.  The jerseys bear the inscription in place of the player’s name: ...read more

World War I Soldier Poetry at Eisenhower Library

(From the Eisenhower Library’s press release.)

Abilene, Kan. – On the 100th anniversary of the armistice, learn about World War I soldier poetry this Veterans Day at the Eisenhower Presidential Library, 200 SE 4th Street, Abilene. This will be the topic at a free public program on Sunday, November 11 at 2 p.m. in the Visitors Center Auditorium. ...read more

Cities of DeSoto and Lenexa Issue Armistice Day Proclamations

Live Stream from Washington DC

If you’re not able to attend a WW1 Armistice Centennial observance in your community consider viewing the inter-faith ceremony at the Episcopal Cathedral in Washington, DC. You can access the live stream either from the U.S. WW1 Centennial Commission or from the cathedral’s website.   ...read more

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