The West Tennessee Great War Project was established as part of the work of the Tennessee Great War Commission, and focuses exclusively on the area of Tennessee West of the Tennessee River. The Great War Commission was established in 2014 to develop and execute projects and activities that facilitate recognition of the 100 year anniversary of World War I. The West Tennessee Great War Project aims to:
Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls has received a $ 2,000.00 matching grant toward the restoration of the World War I Memorial Fountain in Jackson, Tennessee, as one of the first 50 recipients of such grants. The grant is part of a program entitled “100 Cities, 100 Memorials” that was initiated by the Pritzker Military Museum and Library with the United States World War I Centennial Commission. The World War I Memorial Fountain will be designated as an official World War I Memorial.
The rededication of the African-American cemetery in the park is scheduled on Wednesday, November 29th at 11am to celebrate the park’s 80th Anniversary. Visitors will be able to view the park’s Smithsonian Waterways exhibit that shows the clearing of the cemetery and the resetting of some graves, two of which belong to veterans from WWI. For more information contact Bob Holliday I Park Manager, Bob.Holliday@tn.gov
WWI Places of Interest in West Tennessee
Research - Hanna Baker, UTM Student
Graphics Prepared by Ann Funkhouser