Partners in Commemorating the Great War in Texas
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100 Years
100 Schools

Telling the story of Texas and Texans in the Great War to school students is a top priority for the World War I Centennial. Veteran’s Day 2017 is the perfect opportunity to make the connection. Our fall 2017 outreach initiative goal is to partner with at least 100 schools as part of normally scheduled Veteran’s Day programs to creating a focus on the 100th anniversary of WWI; 100 years / 100 schools.
The WWI Centennial Commemoration in Texas is a voluntary effort. This event relies on individual Texans to connect with schools in their community. To help reach our 100 years / 100 schools goal, TXWWICC has partnered with Texas State Historical Association (TSHA), Texas Historical Commission (THC), the Texas State Library and Archives (TSLAC) and others, to assemble teaching aids and to help contact educators.  

This newsletter provides over 100 resources to help everyone make the next three Veterans Days memorable here in Texas.

We will conduct an information and collaboration call Wednesday, October 11 at 4 PM to answer questions and get your input. 

Is history relevant? 
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Telling the story of Texas and Texans in the Great War to school students is a top priority for the World War I Centennial. Veteran’s Day 2017 is the perfect opportunity to make the connection. TSHA supports the Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration (TXWWICC) Association's fall 2017 outreach initiative, 100 Years / 100 Schools, with a goal to partner with at least 100 schools as part of organized Veterans Day programs to create awareness of the 100th anniversary of WWI, see PRESS RELEASE.

Through, TSHA has assembled some resources for teaching WWI and especially its connection to Veterans Day. These include the resources of TXWWICC Google Drive among many others.

Main Site: WWI Resource for Teachers
Relevant TEKS Standards:  Download HERE
The Texas State Library and Archives Commission marks the 100th Anniversary of the “Great War,” with its latest exhibit: “Texans Take to the Trenches.” The collection of photographs, documents, and dispatches commemorate the Texans who responded to Uncle Sam’s “I Want You” rally cry and showcases the individual experiences of Texans dealing with the war both at home and abroad.

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.


North Texas in WWI Mobile App available FREE.
The Texas Military Forces Museum is your primary resource for all things related to the Texas National Guard and in particular the 36th Division.  They house many WWI artifacts and is free to the public.  It is located at Camp Mabry in Austin.

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.


MobileMural Project

St. Mary's University
Student Filmmaker's Project
Under direction of Professor Teresa Van Hoy

These films are microdocumentaries on a variety of WWI subjects.  Most are 5 minutes in length.

CLICK HERE for WWI Student Videos

Limited Edition Coin Available
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.

October 2017

Register Your School Here
Once you register your '100 Years / 100 Schools' Veterans Day event; we will mail you a personal participant packet with publications and commemorative items for your personal use. Schools that provide follow-up information (short event summary, number of students attending, at least one photo of your Veterans Day activity, etc.) will be entered in a raffle for an additional prize for your school. The winner will be announced November 30.

Simply complete the form by following the link below and include at least one picture of the school's activities at

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).
Junior Master Gardener Program
The Poppy Seed Project

This fall, your kids can honor veterans with the Poppy Fundraiser Project and raise funds to both:

1. Help Build the National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C.
2. AND raise funds for your school/group garden projects!


Planning a 2018 Centennial Event?
Here's how to identify WWI service members from your city or county.   CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS
Texas 1917 Timeline Available
Looking for important dates in Texas WWI history?  We have it for you on our website. 
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
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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.
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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 if you have information on commemoration events, exhibits or Texas WWI history you would like to highlight on the web site or Facebook page.
Visit the Texas WWICC Website and Forum. 
Click here.
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