Announcing the Second Round of 50 Awardees for 100 Cities / 100 Memorials

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one hundred cities one hundred memorials - a national matching grant challenge to preserve world war 1 memorials

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U.S. WORLD WAR I CENTENNIAL COMMISSION AND
THE PRITZKER MILITARY MUSEUM & LIBRARY ANNOUNCE
FINAL 50 “WWI CENTENNIAL MEMORIALS”

Los Angeles’ Memorial Coliseum, Chicago’s Soldier Field, San Francisco’s Opera Hall and Washington DC’s Pershing Park included in the 100 Official “WW1 Centennial Memorials”

CHICAGO, IL, April 5 – On the eve of the 101st Anniversary of the United States entering World War 1, the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library announced today the final 50 WW1 Memorials to be awarded grants and honored with the official national designation as "WW1 Centennial Memorials".

All 100 memorials, in all 100 cities have now been designated including such national landmarks as: Chicago’s "Soldier Field", LA’s "Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum", San Francisco’s “War Memorial Veterans Building and Opera House”, Honolulu’s "Natatorium" and Washington, D.C.’s “National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park”. In addition, many smaller local community projects are being recognized such as: Scranton Pennsylvania’s “Col. Frank Duffy Memorial Bridge and Park”, Cape May, New Jersey’s "Soldier and Sailors Monument", Ocean Springs, Mississippi’s "Emile Ladnier WWI Memorial," and North Carolina's NC State University “Memorial Belltower”, to name just a few. The newly-designated memorials are in 37 different states and each will receive a $2,000 matching grant, towards the restoration, conservation and maintenance of these local historical treasures.

See the list of all 100 Awardees

Contact Information

100C / 100M Program Managers for the World War One Centennial Commission

with the Commission: Theo Mayer
Email: Theo.Mayer@WorldWar1Centennial.org
Voice:    818-535-1326

With PMML: Susan Mennenga
Email: SMennenga@PritzkerMilitary.org