Feb. 1, 2018
African-American Troops Fought to Fight in World War I
SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. —
During World War I, when African-American National Guard soldiers of New York’s 15th Infantry Regiment arrived in France in December 1917, they expected to conduct combat training and enter the trenches of the western front. But they had to fight for the opportunity to fight the enemy.
July 14, 2017
U.S., France Celebrate Alliance at Bastille Day Parade
As President Donald J. Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron looked on, U.S. service members for the first time led the military parade down the Champs Elysees during Bastille Day celebrations.
July 13, 2017
Americans to Lead Bastille Day Parade in Paris
STUTTGART, Germany —
In a historic first, nearly 200 American service members will lead the military parade on Bastille Day, July 14, along the famous Champs-Elysées in Paris in commemoration of the U.S. entry into World War I.
March 29, 2017
World War I: Building the American Military
Brian Neumann, a historian at the Army’s Center of Military History, said in reference to World War I, the United States was in it, but they had to define what ‘it’ meant.
March 22, 2017
Celebrating the First Enlisted Women
The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services and the Veteran Affairs Center for Women Veterans co-hosted an event at the Women in Military Service for American Memorial, celebrating the historic enlistment of Loretta P. Walsh, March 21, 1917, exactly 100 years ago.
March 21, 2017
America on the Brink of the First World War
A historian with the Army’s Center of Military History said President Woodrow Wilson truly wanted to stay out of World War I, but if the United States had to enter the war, then it had to be for more than just maintaining the status quo.
March 1, 2017
World War I Centennial Commission Seeks ‘Tradition of Service’ Photos
For many Americans, World War I was the beginning of a tradition of service, and the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission is looking to highlight those sacrifices through photos with family ties.
Oct. 19, 2016
Remembering, Honoring First Americans to Fight, Die in World War I
The National Cathedral and the United States World War I Commemoration Commission hosted a memorial service for French Air Force Lt. Norman Prince, who never wore an American uniform, but could be called one of the fathers of the U.S. Air Force. He was one of those who suggested the French air force field a squadron of Americans who came to the country to fight.
Feb. 2, 2016
Design Team Selected to Create WWI Memorial Shares Vision for Project
The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission announced it chose Joseph Weishaar and collaborating artist and veteran sculptor Sabin Howard as the winning design team for the project.
Jan. 6, 2016
Officials Plan Announcement of WWI Memorial Design Team
The winning design team for the national World War I memorial will be announced Jan. 25, the commission charged with overseeing the centennial commemoration of the war has announced.