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Nutter was a Kansas City business icon, major philanthropist and a founding member of the US WW1 Centennial Commission. He also made the first donation towards the construction of the National WW1 Memorial at Pershing Park in DC. Read more here.
Across the 105 counties in Kansas one suspects there are some interesting stories of what took place during the Great War. We’re always looking for people willing to post those stories here so that we might have a good record of both the war and the centennial.
Interested in the work of the Kansas WW1 Centennial Committee? Check out the meeting minutes from our last meeting! Meeting Minutes from the December 7, 2016, committee meeting have been posted to the website. Click here to read them.
Our next meeting is scheduled for March 8th at 1:30 p.m. at the Kansas Historical Society.
James Whitfield was a member of the National World War I Centennial Committee, and as such, was asked to serve on the Kansas Centennial Committee as well. We regret to note that Jim Whitfield passed away on December 6th at the age of 90.
We take time to express our sympathies and condolences to his family and friends. Please note the biography on the National website:
The United States World War I Centennial Commission is trying to compile commemorative events in each state for a publication. For more details, see the following from Commissioner Monique Seefried:
The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and the French Mission du Centenaire will co-publish a joint booklet of WWI centennial events and programs taking place in 2017, which France is treating as the “Year of the Americans.” The booklet will announce events and programs taking place in both the United States and France relating to the centennial.
Sabin Howard is creating the bas relief wall that will be the centerpiece of the WW1 memorial in Pershing Park, Washington DC. Here he is interviewed by Chris Islieb of the Commission: