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Partners in Commemorating the Great War
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Welcome to the WWICC in Texas Newsletter.

This newsletter is intended as a communications channel to help interested people and groups exchange information, coordinate activities and announce commemorations.  We welcome your ideas, stories or announcements.

Major General Alfred Valenzuela US Army (Ret.) is our Regional Commissioner for the National Commission.  He can be contacted at:  genavalenzuela@gmail.com

Mike Visconage is coordinating our efforts in South Texas.  He can be contacted at: WWICC.TX@gmail.com.

Jim Hodgson of the Fort Worth Aviation Museum is coordinating our efforts in North Texas.  He can be contacted at: jhodgson@ftwaviation.com

At our recent meeting in Fort Worth we discussed our primary goals:
  • Communicate the national and local centennial commemoration efforts.
  • Coordinate activities and projects with all interested parties.
  • Commemorate the people, places and things of Texas related to the First World War.
 We look forward to developing this worthy project together.
 
Communicate - Coordinate - Commemorate
National Goals
World War I Memorial Inventory Project

Veterans History Project
Potential Areas of Commemoration

During our organizational meetings we discussed a number of potential ways to commemorate WWI.  Here are some of those ideas: 
Art of the Time
Camp Bowie: Then and Now
Chronological Timeline  (1st project.  Send in ideas.)
Collection Programs
Community Collections
Cultural Impact
Daily Calendar
Economic Impact
Education Impact
Graves Identification
Medicine Advances
Modeler Contests
Monuments Registration
Music of the Time
Oral Histories
Poetry of the Time
Poppy Planting
Re-enactors Encampments
Speakers Bureau
Technology Advances
Theater of the Time
Veterans Records

November 2015


On November 19, 1915, Captain Benjamin Foulois, commander of the 1st Aero Squadron, and five pilots left Fort Sill, Oklahoma for a new flying field at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.  It was the first time in the squadron’s two-and-a-half year history they moved their aircraft from one location to another by air.  The squadron was the only organized flying unit in the US Army.

On Saturday, November 21st, Bill Morris will give a presentation on the 1st Aero Squadron's visit to Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Aviation Museum.   Seating is limited.  The presentation will begin at 12 noon.
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