• The US World War One Centennial Commission
  • Photo of WWI soldiers marching
  • Weakley County War Memorial

West Tennessee in the World Wars

  • The US World War One Centennial Commission
  • Photo of WWI soldiers marching
  • Weakley County War Memorial

The West Tennessee Great War Project was established as part of the work of the Tennessee Great War Commission, and focuses exclusively on the area of Tennessee West of the Tennessee River. The Great War Commission was established in 2014 to develop and execute projects and activities that facilitate recognition of the 100 year anniversary of World War I. The West Tennessee Great War Project aims to:

  • gather the stories of those Tennesseans who served before and during the American involvement in the war.
  • offer through the University of Tennessee at Martin a resource for students of the Great War, and
  • invite the public to the many commemorative events to be held in Tennessee between 2015 and 2019.

Special Interest Sites

YouTube Video

West Tennessee Events FALL 2018

November 11, 2018 – FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH JACKSON RINGS BELLS OF PEACE

Bells of Peace Program

Bells of Peace Gallery

November 17, 2018 – DEDICATION OF THE RESTORED WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL FOUNTAIN – A 100 CITIES 100 MEMORIALS MONUMENT

Dedication Program

Dr. Alice-Catherine Carls. “History’s Three Missions”

Fountain Rededication Gallery

 

WWI Places of Interest in West Tennessee

Research - Hanna Baker, UTM Student

Graphics Prepared by Ann Funkhouser