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World War I Centennial Commission

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Background Video on the Project

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  • World War I Veterans on steps of State House. Photographer unknown. 1919. The Annapolis I Remember Collection. Collection of Maryland State Archives.

  • WWI Victory Parade on Mount Royal Street, reviewing stand with awning, parade participants. Photographer unknown. 1918. Baltimore: When She Was What She Used To Be Collection. Collection of Maryland State Archives.

Maryland’s World War I Centennial Commission was established by Governor Larry Hogan through an executive order to create ways for the state’s residents and its visitors to remember, commemorate, and learn about the meaning of World War I and the role of Marylanders during that time.

Several sites in Maryland are significant to World War I, including:

  • Fort Meade, which operated as a training site for 400,000 soldiers
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, the oldest proving ground in the country
  • Fort McHenry, which was the largest receiving hospital in the country during the war and tended to more than 20,000 wounded returning to the U.S.

Learn more about the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission.
Read the World War I Centennial Commission Action Plan

Upcoming Commission Meetings:
Official commission meetings during 2019 will take place on the first Monday of every other month, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Conference Room A at 100 Community Place, Crownsville, Maryland 21032.

Dates are as follows:

  • February 4
  • April 1
  • June 3 (11am – 1pm): 100 Community Place 1st Floor Room A, Crownsville, MD
  • August 5
  • October 7

Commission Members:

Joseph T. N. Suarez, chair
Jay A. Graybeal
Dr. Nelson Goodman
Charles Melson
Patricia A. McCoy
Rev. Dr. Phoebe L. McPherson
Michael Moses
Haywood V. Moss
Nancy D. Schaff
Julia Spangler Madden
Robert E. Wisch

Executive Director:
David Craig –

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