The World War I Centennial Network is a collaborative association of organizations, museums and historic sites in the United States related to the First World War. The goal of the Network is to further public awareness of the history and memory of The Great War (1914-1918) as we approach and experience its centenary years. To this end, the World War I Centennial Network fosters collaboration and cross-promotion of the special events, commemorations and exhibits created by its members.
The World War I Centennial Network is proudly sponsored by The Western Front Association (WFA) – the World’s premier organization dedicated to remembering the First World War. The WFA was founded in the United Kingdom in 1980 and since that time has grown to include branches in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the United States. It is the aim of the WFA to further interest in the period 1914-1918 to perpetuate the memory, courage and comradeship of those of both sides who served their countries in The Great War.
The founding organization of The World War I Centennial Network is the WFA East Coast Branch (USA) – the American branch of the Western Front Association. Since the early 1990s, WFA East Coast has actively promoted the memory and study of the First World War through the sponsorship of WWI history symposiums, the promotion of a wide variety of WWI-related events in the mid-east region of the United States, and the support of WWI-related museums and sites.
The World War I Centennial Network aims to bring together, for the public good, organizations which share the goals of preserving, perpetuating and interpreting the memory of the First World War – the watershed event of modern history.