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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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Turner Classic Movies for February

This is the month Turner Classics begins its “31 Days of Oscar” promotion, so there will be World War I themed films that received at least one Oscar. Most of those shown this month are films that are regularly shown on TCM. All times here are Central. ...read more

“They Shall Not Grow Old”

The special screenings of Peter Jackson’s World War I documentary, They Shall Not Grow Old, apparently have been very successful. Originally plans were to open it to general release in the top 25 markets on February 1. Instead, the general release will include 500 theaters in 150 markets. ...read more

C-SPAN2 & 3, January 26-28

This weekend’s WWI viewing on the C-SPAN networks. As usual, all times are Central.


Garrett Peck:  The Great War in America. Airs Saturday morning, January 26th at 7:00 a.m.


World War I Fighter Pilot Culture. Airs Sunday morning, January 27th at 6:05 a.m. ...read more

“They Shall Not Grow Old”

Just in case the word hasn’t reached some sources yet, the Peter Jackson WWI documentary, “They Shall Not Grow Old,” is getting an encore screening this coming Monday, January 21st. If you missed the previous showings, here’s another opportunity to see it; if you want to see it again, here’s the opportunity. ...read more

Wreath Laying on Wilson’s Tomb

There is a tradition of a ceremonial wreath laying at the tombs of deceased presidents on their birthday, a tribute from the current occupant of the White House.  The wreath is usually presented by military personnel.

Woodrow Wilson was born December 28, 1856, so this will be the 162nd anniversary of his birth.  His second wife, Edith, passed away on his birthday in 1961, so there will be an added tribute to her.  ...read more

“Britain’s Day”

The centennial of this holiday passed by nearly two weeks back. In recognition and celebration of the friendship and cooperation between the British and the American peoples, in the U.S. and in Canada December 7th, 1918 was variously proclaimed by governors and mayors as “Britain’s Day”, “Great Britain’s Day” or “British Day”, with keynote ceremonies in New York, Washington and Montreal. King George V, French Prime Minister Clemenceau, President Wilson (who was in France) and many other leaders and personages sent messages of support.   ...read more

“They Shall Not Grow Old”

Perhaps you were in the audiences yesterday for the first U.S. showings of They Shall Not Grow Old.  If not, this writer will humbly recommend it to you, if for no other reason than to see it for the rarely seen film footage of World War I, the voices of British soldiers looking back on their experiences in the war, and for the technical work that went into the film. ...read more

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.

See the website:  https://www.bigredone.football/

Also, check out the video at the website or here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=125&v=hrvMHY-jX_E


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.

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.

The new projected dedication date is 11/11/2021.

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