Latest World War I News

New project documents over 300 WWI memorials in Illinois

Nov. 14, 2021 09:16 AM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A new online database has cataloged more than 300 historic World War I monuments and memorials in Illinois, from dough boy statues to public spaces honoring people who served in the Great War. The database is the product of a years-long effort by...

McDowell town home to first memorial honoring Black WWI vets

Nov. 13, 2021 09:12 AM EST

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The roots of America’s Veterans Day observance can be traced to the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, when a cease-fire went into effect, ending hostilities in World War I. More than 4 million U.S. military personnel took...

Editorial Roundup: New England

Nov. 12, 2021 17:16 PM EST

Portland Press Herald. November 8, 2021. Editorial: Federal prescription plan has been on Maine’s agenda for years The Build Back Better plan includes a price negotiation system for prescription drugs, and all of Maine’s congressional delegation...

Armistice remembrance seeks return to normalcy amid COVID-19

Nov. 11, 2021 08:16 AM EST

YPRES, Belgium (AP) — Armistice remembrances took place around the world Thursday after the coronavirus pandemic wiped out ceremonies last year to mark the end 1918 end of World War I. Dignitaries and government leaders across the Western Front in Europe stood still and...

"Not on my watch!" War remembrance tourism fights for life

Nov. 09, 2021 02:47 AM EST

POPERINGE, Belgium (AP) — Simon Louagie dreaded losing Talbot House, a World War I soldiers’ club that has become an institution in remembrance tourism on the Western Front where soldiers from all corners of the globe fought amid untold carnage just over a century ago. ...

Man, 74, charged in death of WWI vet missing since 1976

Nov. 03, 2021 18:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A 74-year-old man was arraigned Wednesday on a murder charge in connection with the death of a World War I veteran who disappeared almost 45 years ago and whose remains were found buried in a backyard in 2019, authorities said. Queens District Attorney...

Providence World War I veteran getting new monument

Oct. 24, 2021 16:25 PM EDT

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A World War I veteran from Providence is getting a new monument in the city after the original monument in his honor was vandalized. City Councilman David Salvatore said the new marker in honor of Pfc. Carlo Lafazia will be commissioned and...

Publisher to reissue Pa. senator's WWI book with corrections

Sep. 08, 2021 15:04 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The academic press that published a Pennsylvania state senator's book about World War I hero Sgt. Alvin York has asked him to review a list of factual errors and sourcing issues in the book and the press' director said Tuesday it plans to publish a corrected version...