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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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Report from the Groundbreaking Ceremony

Under an overcast sky earlier today, the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission, the US Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars and their key partners broke ground for the National World War One Memorial at Pershing Park, on Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, DC. The event was streamed and many of you may have watched it live. ...read more

Turner Classic WWI Movies for November

Turner Classic Movies is serving up five World War I-themed movies during the month of November.

First up on November 8th is The Shopworn Angel (1938), a story about a showgirl who gives up life in the fast lane for a young soldier on his way to fight in the Great War.  Stars Margaret Sullavan, James Stewart, and Walter Pidgeon.  Airs at 12:45 p.m. Central. ...read more

C-SPAN3, November 4

There is just one WWI program on C-SPAN3 this weekend, but it’s big–three and a half hour live coverage of the “1917: America Joins the Fight” symposium at the National World War I Museum and Memorial in Kansas City.  Coverage begins at 8:30 a.m. Central.  Speakers should include David Stephenson, Jennifer Keene, and Michael Neiberg. ...read more

Ceremony in DC will be Livestreamed


On Thursday, November 9 at 11am ET the US World War I Centennial Commission will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for America’s World War I Memorial to engage the American people in remembering our veterans from WWI. Watch a live-stream of the groundbreaking through Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/ww1centennial ...read more

Centennial of the 2nd Division

WW1 officer’s uniform, 9th Infantry, 2nd Division

Tomorrow the 2nd Infantry Division will observe 100 years of service to the nation. Perhaps a few words about the organization of large military formations are in order here. In the 1917 U.S. Army the ascending math goes like this: a company was several platoons, a battalion was several companies, a regiment was several battalions, a brigade was two regiments, a division was two brigades, a corps was more than one division and an army was more than one corps. Got it? ...read more

Summing Up “Remembering Muted Voices”

Here are a few articles that take a look at the symposium, “Remembering Muted Voices:  Conscience, Dissent, Resistance, and Civil Liberties in World War I Through Today” that was held in Kansas City this past weekend.  This is a subject not always covered in discussions about World War I but no less important.  The sponsors of the program are to be congratulated, and once again the National World War I Museum and Memorial has hosted a program that one might call a less than traditional conference that some museums might shy away from.  250 people were in attendance. ...read more

Groundbreaking for Pershing Park Memorial

Scheduled for November 9th, 2017.

World War 100 symposium

I apologize for the short fuse on this. The Wisconsin World War I Centennial CommissionWisconsin Veterans MuseumWisconsin Historical Society, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison will host World War 100: A Centennial Symposium on October 27-28, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. Get all of the details here. ...read more

US Mint announces the Centennial Commemorative Coin

On Oct. 9th The US Mint officially announced the design of the US WW1 Centennial collectible silver dollar. After quite a lot of discussion, the mint decided to issue only one such coin. It will be available early next year for a price yet to be determined, but probably around $60, with $10 to go towards the cost of constructing the national memorial at Pershing Park. ...read more

Mahaffie Cemetery Tours

The Mahaffie Stagecoach Stop and Farm Historic Site in Olathe is holding their annual Fall Cemetery Tours, October 12-14.  The tours are at the Olathe Cemetery, and this year the theme is World War I veterans.

For more information, click here.


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