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WASHINGTON, DC:  Great news - The 100 CITIES/100 MEMORIALS matching
grant program has extended their deadline.  The giveaway will now accept
preservation project submissions until July 10th, 2017.

100 CITIES/100 MEMORIALS provides matching-funds for those who adopt &
preserve local World War I memorials in their community. The grant
program is managed by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission in
Washington DC, and the Pritzker Military Museum and Library in Chicago.
100 Cities / 100 Memorials offers award grants for up to 100 local
projects around the country. Details are here

"The deadline was extended for a simple reason”, Kenneth Clarke,
President and CEO of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library explained.
"We are in touch with a number of people who needed just a little more
time to get their package in. We don't want to tell them "No”, or say
"Your World War I preservation project is not important to us. Those
projects are absolutely important to us".

Dan Dayton, Executive Director of the US WWI Centennial Commission,

"This program is for local communities, to honor their local veterans.
We want to be as inclusive as we possibly can. This program offers an
opportunity for people across the country to meaningfully participate in
the national World War I Centennial".

100 Cities / 100 Memorials has drawn a great enthusiasm since it
launched in July of 2016. The American Legion has endorsed it, at their
national level, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars also became a
supporting partner. The program has also yielded a great number of grant
applicants. "Dozens, and dozens" Said Kenneth Clarke. "We are thrilled".

Dayton added "This deadline-extension opens the door for a few more. If
you have a local World War I memorial that needs work, or you have a
restoration project underway, we want to hear about it! Fill out the
form, and send it to us".

For more information about the program go to

Information on the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission can be found
at [4]

Information about the Pritzker Military Museum and Library can be found
at [5]

Contact and more information:

Chris Isleib

Director of Public Affairs

U.S. World War One Centennial Commission

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