The registration deadline for the March 2, 2018 Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration Planning Conference has been extended to noon, March 1. The event will be held at the Stephen F. Austin building auditorium from 8:30am to 3:30pm. The planning event is free, but registration is required.
The conference will be co-hosted by the Texas World War I Centennial Commemoration Association (TWWICCA) and the Texas Veterans Commission. Various speaker will cover topics designed to support communities and organizations preparing to recognize the role of Texas and Texans in the Great War.
World War I had an enduring impact on Texas. Over 198,000 Texans from every race, ethnicity, and gender served in the Great War; 5,171 lost their lives. It was a time of great change in technology, culture, and society. Texas was a center for military logistics and training, as well as a key supplier of war materials (oil, cotton, livestock, lumber, etc.).
The online registration provides detailed information on the agenda, parking, and cafeteria services for the event. Contact the TXWWICCA at WWICC.TX@gmail.com if experiencing any difficulty registering.