Georgia State Society
National Society of the Children of the American Revolution
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World War I Centennial
The GSSCAR 2017-2018 State Project will not only raise funds to benefit the construction of the National World War I Memorial but will also raise awareness of the United States' contribution to ending the conflict and winning the peace...
The United States honors the American veterans of every major war of the 20th century with a national memorial in Washington, D.C., except the veterans of World War I.
The centennial of the war from 2017 to 2019 provides the opportunity to give long-overdue recognition to America’s 4.7 million sons and daughters who served in the Great War. Those women and men served with the same valor and courage as the veterans of later wars, and their sacrifice was great — 204,000 Americans returned home wounded and 116,516 did not come home at all.
As we commemorate the centennial of the U.S. involvement in the Great War, now is the time to renew the memory and honor the heroism and sacrifice of the American Veterans who served our great country and changed the course of history.
"April 6, 1917 - Events Leading to US Declaration of War
Frank Buckles... "Pershing's
"They Deserve Their Own Memorial..."
Georgia WWI Commission
Georgia played a significant role during America's participation in World War I (1917-18). The state was home to more training camps than any other state and, by the war's end, it had contributed more than 100,000 men and women to the war effort.
Learn more about how Georgia was affected by WWI.
The Great War...
WWI began in August 1914, and ended with the signing of an Armistice Agreement on November 11, 1918, The front page of the New York Times declared..."END OF WAR! BERLIN SEIZED BY REVOLUTIONISTS!
On April 6, 1917, the United States officially entered World War I, declaring war on Germany. It was more than two years after it began. We entered the war because of the Germans' decision to resume the policy of unrestricted submarine warfare, and the so-called "Zimmerman telegram," intercepted by the British, in which Germany floated the idea of an alliance with Mexico.
WWI was called "The Great War" because it was greater than any war waged before its time. More than 59 million troops were mobilized. Over than 8 million died and over 29 million were injured in a struggle. which sharply altered the political, economic, social and cultural nature of Europe.
It was a war that changed our nation and the world forever and is remembered as a turning point in our nation’s and the world’s history.
HONOR our Veterans...
NEVER FORGET our fallen Veterans...
EDUCATE others to value Freedom...
Veterans Day originated as “Armistice Day” on November 11, 1919, the first anniversary of the end of World War I.
Congress passed a resolution in 1926 for an annual observance and November 11 became a national Veterans Day holiday beginning in 1938.
The official annual observance of our Veterans' contributions was long overdue...
In 1775, even before the Declaration of Independence marked the establishment of the United States, in order to defend our new nation against the British Empire in the American Revolutionary War, the Continental Army, Continental Navy, and Continental Marines were created by the Second Continental Congress.
Many wars have been fought since the American Revolution, and tens of thousands of our nation's sons and daughters have answered the call to defend freedom.
We must keep their memories alive, and never ever fail to Honor and Remember our many Veterans' service and selfless sacrifices!
Time is of the essence...
In May 2016, according to US Department of Veterans Affairs statistics:
WWI: None of the 4.7 million Americans who served in World War I (1917-1918) were alive...
WWII: 696,000 of the 16.1 million Americans who served in World War II (1941-1945) were alive...
Korean War: 1.6 million of the 5.7 million Americans who served during the Korean War (1950-1953), were alive...
Vietnam War: 5.9 million of the 8.7 million Americans who served during the Vietnam War (1964-1975), were alive...
Express your THANKS...
Please...don't wait for Veterans Day to recognize our Heroes...
Thank our Veterans and active Military for their service!
Invite our Heroes to society or chapter meetings & Honor them with
Defenders of Freedom Certificates of Appreciation* & lapel pin/hat tacs.**
*Download, fill and print Personalized Defenders of Freedom Certificates of Appreciation
**All proceeds from the sale of "Defenders of Freedom" merchandise will benefit
the construction of the National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park, Washington, D.C..