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BigVE
05-25-2009, 02:05 PM
Cool and appropriate for today. If repost, who cares.

http://abcnews.go.com/video/playerIndex?id=7658928

"Bob" Dobbs
05-25-2009, 02:27 PM
Bravo!

mlyonsd
05-25-2009, 02:42 PM
I've never been to DC but can't believe there's not some kind of WWI monument there.

My Grandpa was in that war. I have three foot wide picture of his Company posing during boot camp in 1917. This thread made me go look at it.

Looking closely at it I wouldn't want to mess with any of those guys in the picture. Some of them look like mean SOB's.

Great thread, thanks for remembering.

Jenson71
05-25-2009, 02:58 PM
My great grandpa Mathias was a doughboy! He's been dead for a while though. But we also have a nice picture of him in uniform.

I bet there are just several more in Europe, when they had real young kids signing up. In 1918, you might be 14 years old and fighting. That would be 105 years old now.

XXXshogunXXX
05-25-2009, 03:00 PM
I think there is a WWI memorial in DC.

http://www.wwimemorial.org/

I cant believe theres only 1 WWI left, kinda crazy.

"Bob" Dobbs
05-25-2009, 03:04 PM
The memorial discussed on that site won't be completed until 2017(!)

mlyonsd
05-25-2009, 03:09 PM
My great grandpa Mathias was a doughboy! He's been dead for a while though. But we also have a nice picture of him in uniform.

I bet there are just several more in Europe, when they had real young kids signing up. In 1918, you might be 14 years old and fighting. That would be 105 years old now.

Awesome. I hope you have it hanging on the wall. There was a generation that went through WWI and the depression.

Herzig
05-25-2009, 03:16 PM
You know it's funny...most people don't know(even life long Kansas Citians) that the WWI National Memorial is in Kansas City. It is right across the street from Union Station at the Liberty Memorial.

Herzig
05-25-2009, 03:19 PM
Here's a pic of the Liberty Memorial.

Jenson71
05-25-2009, 03:25 PM
I think there is a WWI memorial in DC.

http://www.wwimemorial.org/

I cant believe theres only 1 WWI left, kinda crazy.

Currently, that's a DC memorial (memorializing DC residents in the war), but not a national one. It looks like there's a push to make it national though.

kcfanXIII
05-25-2009, 03:55 PM
the liberty memorial is pretty sweet. uploading some pics now. haven't been through the museum yet, but i'm planning on it.

thebrad84
05-25-2009, 04:06 PM
You know it's funny...most people don't know(even life long Kansas Citians) that the WWI National Memorial is in Kansas City. It is right across the street from Union Station at the Liberty Memorial.

Pretty cool museum exhibit there too, if i remember from my elem. school days correctly.

kcfanXIII
05-25-2009, 04:07 PM
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk96/kcfanxiii/IMG_0056.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk96/kcfanxiii/libstitch.jpg
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk96/kcfanxiii/libertymemorial.jpg
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk96/kcfanxiii/libertymemorial2.jpg

kcfanXIII
05-25-2009, 04:09 PM
http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk96/kcfanxiii/libertysculpture.jpg

http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk96/kcfanxiii/unionstationfountain-1.jpg

Dave Lane
05-25-2009, 04:19 PM
You know it's funny...most people don't know(even life long Kansas Citians) that the WWI National Memorial is in Kansas City. It is right across the street from Union Station at the Liberty Memorial.

It is the Liberty Memorial. Theres also one at 7th and SW Blvd honoring the Rainbow division.