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Commemorating the First World War Centennial in Kansas

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Hiawatha Honors Homer White

Recently Hiawatha, Kansas, honored World War I hometown soldier Homer White, for whom the American Legion post is named. The National World War I Centennial Committee posted the story on their website. Here’s the link:

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/communicate/press-media/wwi-centennial-news/6519-veterans-mark-wwi-milestone-in-hiawatha-ks.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ...read more

Erwin Bleckley and the Lost Battalion

Episode #135 of the WWI Centennial News Podcast includes a story about Erwin Bleckley, the WWI flyer from Wichita who lost his life and received the Medal of Honor. See the link below; the Bleckley story starts at 8:05:

https://www.worldwar1centennial.org/communicate/2015-12-28-18-26-00/weekly-sync-call.html?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery ...read more

C-SPAN3, August 9-10

A couple of things that may be of interest to the World War I people. As usual, all times are Central, and all can be watched any time at the C-SPAN website.

Reel America “Uncle Sam Watching the Mexican Border”–1916. Airs at 12:23 a.m. early Friday morning, August 9. Second airing is at 6:27 a.m the same morning. ...read more

WWI Museum Educators’ Newsletters

We have tried to alert our faithful readers about the Educators’ Newsletters put out by the National World War I Museum and Memorial on a regular basis. We need to catch up; here are the two most recent issues:

Issue 18: Reconstruction and American Philanthropy

See the link: http://wfly.co/u2W6V

Issue 19: Medal of Honor Recipients and Genealogy

See the link: http://wfly.co/Fn3g1 ...read more

C-SPAN3, June 16th

Two WWI Programs on C-SPAN3 early Sunday morning, and it’s a repeat of last week. As usual, times are Central.

World War I U.S. Railroad Operations. Airs early Sunday morning June 16th at 3:25 a.m.

History Bookshelf: Ann Hagedorn, “Savage Peace.” Airs at 6:15 a.m Sunday morning, June 16th. ...read more

C-SPAN3, June 8th

After a few weeks of no WWI programming, C-SPAN3 comes back with a couple of programs this Saturday afternoon. All times are Central.

World War I U.S. Railroad Operations. A recent talk given at the National World War I Museum and Memorial. Airs at 1:50 p.m. Saturday, June 8th. ...read more

WWI on Turner Classics for June; Note about WWI on C-SPAN

There are a few movies this month on Turner Classics with a World War I theme, which is no small trick in this month when we observe the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing and the number of World War II movies that are being shown. All times below are Central. ...read more

Mother’s Day and WWI

It’s a couple of days late, but TIME Magazine posted an article regarding the influence World War I had on Mother’s Day. Use the link below to get to the story:

http://time.com/5585264/mothers-day-origins-military/

Turner Classic Movies for May

At the risk of offending those who absolutely love Doctor Zhivago and Lawrence of Arabia and watch them every chance these classics are scheduled–well, not this month, at least not on TCM. We do have some WWI-themed movies on TCM in May, and as usual, all times listed here are Central. ...read more

Senator Pettigrew and the Espionage Act of 1917

We will refer you to the May 2019 Newsletter of the National Archives at Kansas City. They have a monthly column, “Hidden Treasures from the Stacks,” and during the Centennial of WWI they had run stories of items in their collections relating to the war. ...read more

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