Remembering the War that Changed Everything

Created by an Act of Congress, the mission of the United States World War I Centennial Commission is to plan, develop, and execute programs, projects, and activities to honor and recognize America’s involvement in the war.

We’re proud to serve as the Commission’s communication partner, producing educational and public service programming to raise awareness nationwide. This includes successful fundraising support for the new World War I National Memorial, soon to be built in Washington DC.

A core component of the $40 million campaign is our award-winning video series narrated by Gary Sinise that introduced the mission and its relevance to all Americans. It honors those who made the ultimate sacrifice and renews our nation’s pledge:

To protect our future…by remembering our past.

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

A Soldier’s Journey. On the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, we debuted an acclaimed video documentary that provides a compelling ‘first look’ into the making of the national WWI Memorial.

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.