January Planning Meeting Recap
1. TEXAS HISTORICAL COMMISSION (THC) UPDATE.
The Governor officially formalized THC’s appointment at the State’s lead agency by letter on January 28. We are excited about the partnership with THC and look forward to collaborating on the Centennial project.
One of the first project the THC has plans for is a World War One Mobile Tour on the Texas WWI Home Front. They plan to have this ready to launch for the Centennial.
2. Randy Gilbert of Tyler gave a demonstration of his work on documenting monuments, bases, and airfields
in Texas. He used Google Earth for the project and has hundreds of data points logged. His Goggle Earth files are available on our website under the resources section
on our Goggle Drive. Randy has made the files available to everyone, just give him create for his work if you use it. To contact Randy click HERE.
3. Veterans search projects
were also discussed. There are several efforts taking place across the state. We are looking into ways to collect and display this information as it is developed.
Lila Rakoczy from Huntsville, gave a presentation on her work identifying African-American veterans in East Texas. Lila will also be representing the Texas WWICC to East Texas organizations. You can email her HERE
Mark all graves with Centennial and US flags on 11/11/2018.
We discussed a number of other items and ideas about how to communicate what we are doing, proposed or current displays, and other projects underway around the state.
A full length video (1 hour 30 minutes) is available on YouTube' CLICK HERE