Remembering the War that Changed Everything

This December, America’s National World War I Memorial will be dedicated in Washington, DC. We are honored to support this unprecedented effort as communications partner to the US World War I Centennial Commission.

Hosted by Gary Sinese, the Time to Remember video series proved instrumental in introducing the mission and its relevance to all Americans, helping the organization build emotional resonance and a powerful fundraising rationale. The award-winning presentation also served as the prologue to the American theatrical debut of Peter Jackson’s acclaimed They Shall Not Grow Old.

Oscar nominee Gary Sinese has a personal connection to the War.  His grandfather, pictured here, served in the American Expeditionary Force.

Writer/Director/Producer of the series is award-winning filmmaker John DeBello, who took some time to share his vision for the video series project.

Writer-director John DeBello shares his thoughts on the video series and its importance to contemporary audiences.

Debuting on the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, A Soldier’s Journey provided a “first look” into the design of the Memorial’s bas-relief centerpiece. Told in the words of notable Americans whose stories frame both the war and this ‘wall of remembrance,’ the film explores the themes of the conflict as expressed through the work of sculptor Sabin Howard.

WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED

  • –   Launched a national outreach program
  • –   Created key fundraising media
  • –   Grown public awareness of mission
  • –   Produced educational programming

Our ongoing work has been credited as a vital component in engaging public support and meeting ambitious fundraising goals for a world-class 21st century urban park. We are currently producing a national broadcast documentary scheduled to debut in Spring, 2021.