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September 6, 2016

Commission Chair interviewed by HistoryNet
World War One Centennial Commission Chair Robert J. Dalessandro did a long interview with HistoryNet last week, touching on the broad range of Commission mission, plans, and activities, and the importance of building a national World War One memorial in Washington, DC.  The interview also highlights the extensive educational efforts that the Commission is encouraging, as well as state and local commemoration efforts.  Read the entire interview here.

National WWI Memorial At Pershing Park
Project Manager for National WW1 Memorial
Dale Archer, the Project Manager for Development of the National World War One Memorial, talks about his role in overseeing the construction effort, the status of the memorial project, and how his career brought him to this position.  Check out the whole interview here.

Quick guide to U.S. WW1 genealogy research

Researching the World War 1 military involvement of your ancestors in the United States presents unique challenges. Researcher Janice Brown on the New Hampshire Searchroots Blog provides an assortment of tips and advice for getting started in researching your forbear who served in uniform in the Great War. She is also continuing to publish her (so far, 22-part) "The Lost Faces of World War One" series on the New Hampshire History Blog of photographs of Americans killed in action in WW1.  Thinking about researching your ancestor's service? Check out the Family Ties section of the WW1 Centennial Commission web site for more information on how to get going.

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