WW1 Centennial News: Thanksgiving 1918

November 23, 2018 – Episode #99

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Highlights: Thanksgiving Special

Host: Theo Mayer

  • What are we thankful for on this Thanksgiving? | @ 00:25
  • How to help build the National WWI Memorial in Washington DC | @ 02:45
  • Memorial Sculptor Sabin Howard on the sculpture design | @ 06:55
  • President Wilson’s 1918 Thanksgiving Proclamation | @ 10:50
  • Commission Executive Director Dan Dayton | @ 15:55
  • Commission Chairman Terry Hamby | @ 17:25

PODCAST NOTES: Guest links and our research

This Week

We are asking our listeners to help us build the National WWI Memorial in Washington DC. We have a fundraising goal on the episode which people can help us achieve by:

Texting the letters “WWI” to the number 91-999 – When you do that you will get a text right back that provides all the giving instructions. 

Text to Give:
Text: “WWI” to 91-999

Memorial information

ww1cc.org/memorial 

Thanksgiving Letters

http://herolettersww1.blogspot.com/2009/11/365th-infantry-african-american-wwi_08.html?m=1

https://gazette665.com/2017/11/17/thanksgiving-1918-a-world-war-i-soldier-dreams-of-home/

MENU from AEF 2nd Aviation Instruction Center

http://roadstothegreatwar-ww1.blogspot.com/2013/11/thanksgiving-day-1918.html

DIARY ENTRY

https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dd-f2a2-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

GREAT PHOTOS

https://www.thedailymeal.com/eat/military-thanksgiving-home-front-front-lines-slideshow/slide-3

https://www.europeana.eu/portal/en/record/9200316/BibliographicResource_3000092752195.html

FIRST INFLIGHT TGIVING MEAL

https://cartas.typepad.com/main/2010/11/aviation-history-made-in-santa-barbara-loughead-brothers-.html

Thanksgiving essay and poem in the NY Times, 11/28/1918

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1918/11/28/97047132.html?pageNumber=16

Story about Thanksgiving dinners for troops in NYC, 1918

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1918/11/28/issue.html

“Nice’s homes open to our men”

https://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1918/11/27/96866884.pdf  

Sponsors:

The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library

The Starr Foundation

 

Production:

Producer & Host: Theo Mayer

Line Producer: Katherine Akey

Research: JL Michaud

SUBSCRIPTIONS

WW1 Centennial News Video Podcast on iTunes
https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ww1-centennial-news/id1209764611?mt=2

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http://www.worldwar1centennial.org/index.php/communicate/2015-12-28-18-26-00/subscribe.htm

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