Nov 30, 2015
Records Set in Kansas City
Kansas City, MO -- For the second consecutive year, the National World War I Museum and Memorial broke its annual attendance record. Through the third week of November, the Museum’s attendance reached 257,830, breaking the previous record of 235,271 set in 2014.
The National World War I Museum and Memorial holds the most diverse collection of World War I objects and documents in the world and is the second-oldest public museum dedicated to remembering, interpreting and understanding the Great War and its enduring impact on the global community.
“We are extremely pleased to be in a position to announce an attendance record for the second straight year,” said National World War I Museum and Memorial President and CEO Dr. Matthew Naylor. “Without question, the global community is embracing the centennial commemoration of the Great War, which is reflected in our attendance. It’s particularly fitting that the announcement comes during the week of Thanksgiving as we’re eternally thankful for each of our supporters who have helped propel this organization into the international spotlight.”
What You Can Do - Black Time Map
Morgantown, WV -- Joel Beeson, associate professor at West Virginia University Reed College of Media, is partnering with Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust to build BlackTimeMap in an ongoing effort to uncover and capture the hidden stories of African American veterans. The app will launch during the U.S. WWI Centennial in 2017 and is endorsed by the WWI Centennial Commission. The app will be available as a free download from Google Play on Android devices and the App Store on iOS devices.
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Pennsylvania Site LIVE
Philadelphia, PA - Pennsylvania has become the fourth state to come online with it's official website at www.worldwar1centennial.org/Pennsylvania. PA joins Maryland, Tennessee, and Virginia with sites that are archived by the Government Printing Office. More than 297,000 Pennsylvanians served as soldiers in the Great War, with 10,278 combat deaths, and 26,252 wounded.
Holiday Shopping Idea For Under $5
Proudly wearing the WWI 100 Years lapel pin is a fantastic way to let folks serving in the military, along with veterans, know that we still honor those who served our country one hundred years ago.
This satin nickel lapel pin is a simple, yet meaningful, way to display your pride and remember those who sacrificed throughout our nation’s great history. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of this item goes towards funding the building of the national World War One Memorial in Washington, D.C.
A Certificate of Authenticity as Official Merchandise of the United States World War One Centennial is included. Measures 1" diameter.
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