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100 Cities/100 Memorials

A partnership between the Pritzker Military Museum & Library and the United States World War One Centennial Commission, with support from the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars, 100 Cities/100 Memorials is a fund-matching program to restore World War I memorials and name 100 official WWI Centennial Memorials across America.

Through 100 Cities/100 Memorials, 100 matching grants of up to $2,000 will be awarded for the restoration and preservation of World War I memorials in towns and cities across the United States. Any municipal government, individual, or organization is eligible to apply.

After the Great War ended in 1918, its memorialization took place on a very local level. Across the United States, many of the memorials to The Great War or The World War, as it was then called, were created by friends, families, and fellow citizens who sought to honor those that served in the war and memorialize those who did not return home.

This program seeks to foster a sense of heritage in local communities, to recognize local stories and people who were involved in the war, and create a way for community members to directly participate in the national World War One Centennial.The program is well-suited for community-service projects hosted by school groups, scout troops, veteran group posts, historical/cultural organizations, faith groups, local sports teams, and many other community groups in your area.

The first 50 WWI Centennial Memorials were announced Wednesday, September 27.

WWI CENTENNIAL MEMORIALS

Memorial nameCityState
• Memorial Park Mobile AL
• Veterans of World War l of the U.S.A Monument Phoenix AZ
• World War I Commemorative Plaque (circa 1923) Berkeley CA
• Carmel-by-the-Sea World War I Memorial Arch Carmel-by-the-Sea CA
• Chinese Americans Veterans Memorial San Francisco CA
• Memorial Tablet at Victory Memorial Grove Los Angeles CA
• Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Wilmington DE
• "Spiritualized Life" sculpture Jacksonville FL
• USS Tampa Memorial Window Tampa FL
• War Memorial Natatorium Honolulu HI 
• John Burke Memorial Park-Polk County Gold Star Monument Des Moines  IA 
• Pierson World War I Monument Pierson  IA 
• Doughboy Statue  Morton Grove  IL 
• Gold Star memorial at Guthrie Park  Riverside  IL 
• Victory Memorial Chicago   IL 
• Village of Glen Carbon WWI Seaton/Trenatz Doughboy Statue Glen Carbon  IL 
• Wheaton Illinois WWI Obelisk Wheaton   IL
• Winnetka Cenotaph Memorial Winnetka  IL 
• Victory Eagle WWI Memorial Lawrence  KS 
• Ninth Ward Victory Arch New Orleans  LA 
• Harvard World War I Monument Harvard  MA 
• Memorial Grove at Green Hill Park Worcester  MA 
• Fort George G. Meade WWI Memorial Ft. Meade  MD 
• Jacob Cousins Memorial Renovation Project Portland  ME 
• 'The Survivor' WWI War Monument Beaverton  MI 
• Soldiers Memorial Military Museum St. Louis  MO 
• World War I Doughboy Memorial Jackson  MO 
• "Over the Top to Victory" Doughboy Statue  Missoula  MT 
• Gosman Statue  Dillon  MT 
• Memorial Belltower  Raleigh  NC 
• Burlington City Sons of the American Legion Rock of the Marne  Burlington   NJ 
• Cape May Soldier and Sailors Monument  Cape May City  NJ 
• Rutherford World War I Memorial  Rutherford  NJ 
• World War I Memorial  Ridgewood NJ 
• Baldwin WWI Memorial  Baldwin  NY 
• Dover Patrol War Memorial  Brooklyn  NY 
• Highbridge War Memorial Doughboy Plaque Replication Bronx  NY 
• Hudson World War One Memorial  Hudson  OH 
• The Spirit of the American Doughboy  Swanton  OH 
• Muskogee Doughboy  Muskogee  OK 
• Jenkintown Borough WWI Monument  Jenkintown  PA 
• Trafford World War I Monument  Trafford  PA 
• World War I Monument  Danville  PA 
• Miantonomi Memorial Park Tower  Newport  RI 
• Sgt. Alvin C. York Gravesite  Pall Mall  TN 
• World War I Memorial Fountain  Jackson  TN 
• Brown County Texas WWI Memorial  Brownwood  TX 
• WWI Doughboy Monument  Ogden  UT 
• The World War Memorial  Raymond  WA 
• Spirit of the American Doughboy  Appleton  WI 

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The final 50 WWI Centennial Memorials were announced April 5, 2018: 

 

Memorial NameCityState
101 Memorial Sheffield Alabama
Yuma Armed Forces Park Yuma Arizona
Albert Harry Bode Gravesite Jackson California
Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Los Angeles California
War Memorial Veterans Building and Opera House San Francisco California
Santa Monica Memorial Open Air Theater (Memorial Bronze Plaque) Santa Monica California
St. Anthony's Doughboy by Avard Fairbanks St. Anthony Idaho
WW1 Veterans Alsip Illinois
Soldier Field Chicago Illinois
WWI Doughboy in Veterans' Park Elkhart Illinois
The James Bethel Gresham Arboretum at Locust Hill Cemetery Evansville Indiana
Memorial Grove Fort Wayne Indiana
The Doughboy New Castle Indiana
WW1 Veterans Memorial by Leonard Crunelle Clinton Iowa
Women of Iowa WWI Memorial Des Moines Iowa
Solomon War/Veterans Memorial Solomon Kansas
Patton and the US Tank Corps Fort Knox Kentucky
The Grove of Remembrance Baltimore Maryland
Mount Greylock Veterans War Memorial Tower Adams Massachusetts
Godfrey Triangle WWI Monument Springfield Massachusetts
Wellesley Memorial Grove Wellesley Hills Massachusetts
Emile Ladnier WWI Memorial Ocean Springs Mississippi
The Memorial Trees at Beach Park Keyport New Jersey
Oradell World War One Memorial Oradell New Jersey
The Men of Springfield Springfield New Jersey
Riverdale, Spuyten Dyvil, Kingsbridge War Memorial Bell Tower Bronx New York
Governors Island World War One Memorials Brooklyn New York
Lynbrook Doughboy Memorial Lynbrook New York
WWI Centennial Room at American Legion Post 72 Saugerties New York
1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range Memorial Caswell Beach North Carolina
World War Memorial Building Bismarck North Dakota
Flaxton World War I Memorial Hall Flaxton North Dakota
Monument to WWI U.S. Airmen Wright Patterson Air Force Base Ohio
Caddo County Veterans Memorial/1922 Preservation Anadarko Oklahoma
Fort Towson World War I Memorial Fort Towson Oklahoma
Granite World War 1 Veterans Memorial Park Granite Oklahoma
Lackawanna County World War I Memorial Dunmore Pennsylvania
Scranton Memorial Bridge and Park Scranton Pennsylvania
American Legion Post 911 WWI Memorial Shanksville Pennsylvania
Springdale Veterans Memorial Field World War One Honor Roll Plaque Springdale Pennsylvania
Dell Rapids Veterans Memorial Park Dell Rapids South Dakota
Tennessee War Memorial Building Nashville Tennessee
Buffalo Soldier WWI Memorial Houston Texas
World War One Memorial, Veterans Plaza Longview Texas
Clarendon War Memorial Arlington Virginia
Nitro War Museum Nitro West Virginia
Soldier's Memorial Romney West Virginia
Tuscania Memorial Baraboo Wisconsin
World War I Memorial La Crosse Wisconsin
National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park Washington DC