Harry Truman Presidential Library And Museum

National Centennial Commission On World War I Signed Into Law By President Obama

America is in the midst of the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, and now President Obama has signed legislation creating a National Centennial Commission to commemorate American involvement in World War I, as well as marking the major events of the war before America entered in 1917, making the war more relevant to Americans. The centennial will occur between 2014 and 2018.

The commission is working in tandem with the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri, developing programs, projects, and activities to commemorate the “Great War”, and will also engage in fund raising as no tax money will be used to promote study and analysis of the war and its effects on America and the world.

Having personally visited the National World War I Museum last summer, this author can testify as to its magnificent exhibits and displays, and would highly recommend a visit by tourists, with the extra advantage of being able to visit the Harry Truman Presidential Library, Museum, and Home nearby in Independence, Missouri, as an added treat!