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Partners in Commemorating the Great War in Texas
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100 Years / 100 Schools 
Veteran’s Day Program

Veterans Day 2018 is an opportunity to highlight the role of Texas and Texans in the Great War as part of scheduled school Veterans Day programs.

The 2018 outreach initiative goal of the Texas WWI Centennial is to partner with 100 schools for the 100th anniversary of WWI;
100 Years / 100 Schools. Because Veterans Day 2018 falls on a Sunday, the program is designed to support school Veterans Day recognition events during the first two weeks of November.

Veterans Day 2018 is also the 100th anniversary of “Armistice Day” – the end of fighting was the forerunner of Veterans Day as we know it and is the pinnacle event of the ongoing World War I Centennial.

Telling the story of Texas and Texans in the Great War to school students is a priority for the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission. To do that, the Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration Association has partnered with the Texas Historical Commission (THC) and the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) for
100 Years / 100 Schools.

Schools can register for the 100 Years / 100 Schools Veterans Day event with THC by October 1, 2018. The program offers all schools teaching aids and resources for educators. Registered schools that share information on their event by November 30 (short event summary, number of students attending, at least one photo of your Veterans Day activity, etc.) will receive for an additional WWI Centennial Packet containing a variety of Centennial commemoration items.

The 100 Years / 100 Schools Veterans Day initiative is open to all public schools, private schools, and homeschool collaborative programs.

CLICK HERE for complete details and
REGISTER YOUR SCHOOL
.

Bells of Peace is a collaborative program, whereby American citizens and organizations, across the entire country, are invited to toll bells in their communities twenty-one times on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. local time.  

Bells will be tolled in communities across the nation, in places of worship, schools, town halls, public carillons, and cemeteries. Bells will toll in the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. at an interfaith service to mark the centennial of the Armistice that brought an end to hostilities, in what Americans fervently hoped had been “The War to End All Wars.”

This nationwide program is designed to honor those American men and women who served one hundred years ago, during World War One. The war ended by an armistice agreement between the warring countries at 11 a.m. on November 11th, 1918. 


CLICK HERE
for details and Resources

A Commemoration
As Big As Texas
!
Plans are being made for a WWI commemoration as big as Texas on November 3rd and 7th at the University of Texas WWI Memorial at Darrel K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium and Veterans Memorial Park. 

The stadium, by the way, is the largest WWI monument in the State.  The Texas
Historical Commission is taking the lead on this which will include multiple activities.  Considering that Texas will be playing West Virginia at the stadium, this could be the largest centennial commemoration in the State.  Keep an eye on our calendar or THC's for details as they develop.  Hook'Em! 
The North Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration group is planning its second of two WWI exhibits for November 10th, 2018 through February 23, 2019, at the Fort Worth Central Library.

This exhibit will concentrate on
individual
stories of veterans and civilians and how the war affected them and their participation at home and overseas.

This is another community collaborative effort combining exhibits at the library with community outreach programs with schools, veterans groups, and others.

Details will be available on the group's website as plans develop. 

 
        

The Texas Historical Commission has a variety of resources at your disposal that covers a broad range of media from online, print, social media, and mobile resources.  Check out their site by clicking on either logo above or use these links.
 
                 
The Texas WWI Centennial Commemoration Association website has a host of resources to help you including a calendar of events around the State.
 
CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

CALENDAR OF TEXAS WWI EVENTS

North Texas in WWI Mobile App available FREE.
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This is the National Commission Site and the "Big Daddy" of resources but not specific to Texas.  Excellent growing collection of resources. 

 

No Man’s Land: East Texas African Americans in World War I is a multimedia project—traveling exhibition and (eventually) online research tool—that draws attention to the First World War experiences of East Texan African Americans. Created initially to commemorate the centennial of World War I, it will document the thousands of black Texan men who served as commissioned and non-commissioned officers, infantrymen, cavalrymen, military policemen, mechanics, doctors, dentists, veterinary assistants, lumbermen, chauffeurs, laborers and stevedores, and in a variety of other roles.

It also seeks to tell the stories African Americans on the home front.

This is a great starting place to learn about Texas African Americans and their WWI experience.

 

CLICK HERE to visit the site.


Limited Edition Coin
Available While Supplies Last

These coins feature the Texas WWI Commemoration logo on one side and a representation of the WWI victory medal on the back.  They are about the size of a silver dollar.  We had a limited number of these coins produced and want to offer them to you while supplies last. 
                                     
                         1 to 10  = $5.00 ea.
                        19 to 20 = $4.50 ea.
                               20+ = $4.00 ea.
                     (Shipping not included.)
 
There are less than 200 of these coins remaining.  They make a great gift for volunteers, sponsors, or supporters.
 

July 2018

 
Many Cities Many Events
Over the last three years, there have been many events, exhibits, and activities relating to the WWI Centennial in Texas and we anticipate many more as we move toward the end of the commemoration.  

If you would like to list your event on our state-wide calendar simply click on the link below and follow the directions.

Our calendar is also a great place to learn about events, and activities we are aware of.  Many exhibits are listed that will end in November, so we encourage you to search through the website and look for happenings in your community or county.  For instance, Collin County has a terrific exhibit, don't miss it.

 
Looking for Something to Commemorate? 

Look no further.  We have a 1918 Texas WWI history timeline for you on our website and a whole lot more.
 
Logos Anyone?
Need a logo for your event?  Here are four you can use.  Just click on the logo to download it.  

Need something more?  We have them on the website under RESOURCES.








TX WWI Google Drive Resources
Many of the resources mentioned here are available our TX WWI Google Drive.  Here's how you can access the drive, it's FREE.
  • Shared documents site 
  • (Click here for the Google Drive)
  • Google Drive is our common shared site for planning documents, contact lists, and other resources.
  • Anyone can access the contents of the Google Drive account. All you need is a Google account (it’s free; if you use Gmail you already have access to Google Drive).
We Need You to Grow
Interested in commemorating Texas and Texans in the Great War? We need your help passing the word. Forward this newsletter or share the website or Facebook addresses with others you know. Already made contact with other Texans interested in WWI Centennial Commemoration? Pass on their contact information or ask them to email us wwicc.tx@gmail.org.
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Past newsletters can be found on our RESOURCE.
National Goals
Establish State Commemorative Bodies

World War I Memorial Inventory Project

Veterans History Project
Contacts and Outreach Information Available
Our contacts and outreach organizations numbers are over 600.  To make it convenient for you to keep up or reach out to others, we have added a spreadsheet to the website.

Under the ABOUT tab, you will find the RESOURCES area. You will need to log in to use this area.  Registering and logging in are simple.  On the bottom right corner of the home page, you will find links to Log in, Log Out, and Register. Just click REGISTER and follow the instructions.

COMMUNICATION

Communication is a primary part of our mission. We are here to help draw attention to events, exhibits, and historical stories about Texas and Texans in The Great War. Here are some helpful links:

Texas WWI Centennial web site:

Texas WWI Centennial Facebook page:

National WWICC web site:

Email us at wwicc.tx@gmail.com if you have information on commemoration events, exhibits or Texas WWI history you would like to highlight on the web site or Facebook page.
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