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.

Memorial nameCityState
• Memorial ParkMobileAL
• Veterans of World War l of the U.S.A MonumentPhoenixAZ
• World War I Commemorative Plaque (circa 1923)BerkeleyCA
• Carmel-by-the-Sea World War I Memorial ArchCarmel-by-the-SeaCA
• Chinese Americans Veterans MemorialSan FranciscoCA
• Memorial Tablet at Victory Memorial GroveLos AngelesCA
• Soldiers and Sailors MemorialWilmingtonDE
• "Spiritualized Life" sculptureJacksonvilleFL
• USS Tampa Memorial WindowTampaFL
• War Memorial NatatoriumHonoluluHI
• John Burke Memorial Park-Polk County Gold Star MonumentDes MoinesIA
• Pierson World War I MonumentPiersonIA
• Doughboy StatueMorton GroveIL
• Gold Star memorial at Guthrie ParkRiversideIL
• Victory MemorialChicagoIL
• Village of Glen Carbon WWI Seaton/Trenatz Doughboy StatueGlen CarbonIL
• Wheaton Illinois WWI ObeliskWheatonIL
• Winnetka Cenotaph MemorialWinnetkaIL
• Victory Eagle WWI MemorialLawrenceKS
• Ninth Ward Victory ArchNew OrleansLA
• Harvard World War I MonumentHarvardMA
• Memorial Grove at Green Hill ParkWorcesterMA
• Fort George G. Meade WWI MemorialFt. MeadeMD
• Jacob Cousins Memorial Renovation ProjectPortlandME
• 'The Survivor' WWI War MonumentBeavertonMI
• Soldiers Memorial Military MuseumSt. LouisMO
• World War I Doughboy MemorialJacksonMO
• "Over the Top to Victory" Doughboy StatueMissoulaMT
• Gosman StatueDillonMT
• Memorial BelltowerRaleighNC
• Burlington City Sons of the American Legion Rock of the MarneBurlingtonNJ
• Cape May Soldier and Sailors MonumentCape May CityNJ
• Rutherford World War I MemorialRutherfordNJ
• World War I MemorialRidgewoodNJ
• Baldwin WWI MemorialBaldwinNY
• Dover Patrol War MemorialBrooklynNY
• Highbridge War Memorial Doughboy Plaque ReplicationBronxNY
• Hudson World War One MemorialHudsonOH
• The Spirit of the American DoughboySwantonOH
• Muskogee DoughboyMuskogeeOK
• Jenkintown Borough WWI MonumentJenkintownPA
• Trafford World War I MonumentTraffordPA
• World War I MonumentDanvillePA
• Miantonomi Memorial Park TowerNewportRI
• Sgt. Alvin C. York GravesitePall MallTN
• World War I Memorial FountainJacksonTN
• Brown County Texas WWI MemorialBrownwoodTX
• WWI Doughboy MonumentOgdenUT
• The World War MemorialRaymondWA
• Spirit of the American DoughboyAppletonWI

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


Memorial NameCityState
101 MemorialSheffieldAlabama
Yuma Armed Forces ParkYumaArizona
Albert Harry Bode GravesiteJacksonCalifornia
Los Angeles Memorial ColiseumLos AngelesCalifornia
War Memorial Veterans Building and Opera HouseSan FranciscoCalifornia
Santa Monica Memorial Open Air Theater (Memorial Bronze Plaque)Santa MonicaCalifornia
St. Anthony's Doughboy by Avard FairbanksSt. AnthonyIdaho
WW1 VeteransAlsipIllinois
Soldier FieldChicagoIllinois
WWI Doughboy in Veterans' ParkElkhartIllinois
The James Bethel Gresham Arboretum at Locust Hill CemeteryEvansvilleIndiana
Memorial GroveFort WayneIndiana
The DoughboyNew CastleIndiana
WW1 Veterans Memorial by Leonard CrunelleClintonIowa
Women of Iowa WWI MemorialDes MoinesIowa
Solomon War/Veterans MemorialSolomonKansas
Patton and the US Tank CorpsFort KnoxKentucky
The Grove of RemembranceBaltimoreMaryland
Mount Greylock Veterans War Memorial TowerAdamsMassachusetts
Godfrey Triangle WWI MonumentSpringfieldMassachusetts
Wellesley Memorial GroveWellesley HillsMassachusetts
Emile Ladnier WWI MemorialOcean SpringsMississippi
The Memorial Trees at Beach ParkKeyportNew Jersey
Oradell World War One MemorialOradellNew Jersey
The Men of SpringfieldSpringfieldNew Jersey
Riverdale, Spuyten Dyvil, Kingsbridge War Memorial Bell TowerBronxNew York
Governors Island World War One MemorialsBrooklynNew York
Lynbrook Doughboy MemorialLynbrookNew York
WWI Centennial Room at American Legion Post 72SaugertiesNew York
1918 Fort Caswell Rifle Range MemorialCaswell BeachNorth Carolina
World War Memorial BuildingBismarckNorth Dakota
Flaxton World War I Memorial HallFlaxtonNorth Dakota
Monument to WWI U.S. AirmenWright Patterson Air Force BaseOhio
Caddo County Veterans Memorial/1922 PreservationAnadarkoOklahoma
Fort Towson World War I MemorialFort TowsonOklahoma
Granite World War 1 Veterans Memorial ParkGraniteOklahoma
Lackawanna County World War I MemorialDunmorePennsylvania
Scranton Memorial Bridge and ParkScrantonPennsylvania
American Legion Post 911 WWI MemorialShanksvillePennsylvania
Springdale Veterans Memorial Field World War One Honor Roll PlaqueSpringdalePennsylvania
Dell Rapids Veterans Memorial ParkDell RapidsSouth Dakota
Tennessee War Memorial BuildingNashvilleTennessee
Buffalo Soldier WWI MemorialHoustonTexas
World War One Memorial, Veterans PlazaLongviewTexas
Clarendon War MemorialArlingtonVirginia
Nitro War MuseumNitroWest Virginia
Soldier's MemorialRomneyWest Virginia
Tuscania MemorialBarabooWisconsin
World War I MemorialLa CrosseWisconsin
National World War I Memorial at Pershing ParkWashington DC