Eighty thousand Kansans served in World War I, or the Great War. We are now observing the centennial of that war that changed everything, because of the effects it had in how the world lived. What can you do to commemorate it?
Efforts are ongoing to build a memorial in Washington, D.C., to remember all who served.
The Countdown to Veterans Day Campaign calls attention to this effort. Led by the United States World War One Centennial Commission, they seek to raise funds for the new memorial beginning this Nov. 11. More information can be found at www.WW1CC.org.
One should also remember that Nov. 11, was and still is Armistice Day, the day in 1918 hostilities in WWI came to an end.
If you have the opportunity, visit the National World War One Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, a splendid tribute to the worldwide conflict.
In this state, the Kansas World War I Centennial Committee is promoting local efforts to remember those who served. For more information about Kansas and the war, go to www.kansasww1.org. You can even contribute to the site with your communitys remembrance of the Great War.