School sparks WWI Memorial restoration effort

CHARLES TOWN, W.Va., March 7, 2009 - On Nov. 11, 1918, the U.S. had 4,734,991 surviving World War I veterans. Today there is 1 - Mr. Frank Buckles. The nation will now honor their service with a fitting memorial. Just ask teachers and students from Houston's Creekwood Middle School about it.

Congressman addresses House on WWI Memorial

March 27, 2009 - Representative Ted Poe, R-Texas, is advocating for passage of the Frank Buckles Lone Survivor Act.

Frank Buckles, sole surviving American WWI veteran

At 11 a.m. on the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the armistice to end World War I went into effect. Corporal Frank Buckles, as America's last surviving veteran of that war, serves as the honorary chairman of the WWI Memorial Foundation to those who served in the "War the End All Wars."

World War I Memorial Foundation has mission to honor veterans

In August 2008, the World War I Memorial Foundation was formed as a not-for-profit foundation by friends of the District of Columbia War Memorial. Frank Buckles, 108-year-old resident of Charles Town, West Virginia and last surviving veteran of World War I, is the honorary chairman.

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The Cypher Disk was used during World War I to send coded messages. In early 1917, the United States intercepted and decoded a telegram sent by the German foreign secretary. It was a decisive factor in the declaration of war against Germany by the U.S.

Join Creekwood Middle School in Houston, Texas in this patriotic service learning project to restore and re-dedicate the District of Columbia and National World War I Memorial on the National Mall in Washington D.C.

For information on the WWI traveling exhibit, contact David DeJonge at 1-616-540-4922.

To learn more about this patriotic project or to donate to the effort, visit the World War I Memorial Foundation.

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