COMMEMORATING THE CENTENNIAL OF WORLD WAR I WITH HISTORIC ROADSIDE MARKERS

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. To help commemorate the Centennial, we’re encouraging Historic Roadside Marker applications with a particular focus on New York’s role in World War I.

WORLD WAR I MARKER GUIDELINES

“World War I” or “WWI” must appear as part of the marker text to be included in this theme. World War I markers will commemorate the following criteria:

  • Military training camps and sites
  • Wartime production and innovations (i.e. production for the war effort, inventions related to the war effort)
  • Home front and patriotic activities (e.g. Farm Cadet Program, YWCA programs, etc.)
  • Sites significant to the life history of WWI Medal of Honor recipients, including birthplaces or burial sites

HOW TO APPLY

All marker applications pertaining to World War I should be submitted through our traditional Historic Roadside Marker Program. Please apply during your regional grant round. For a complete schedule of grant rounds by region, click here.

If you’re ready to apply for a marker or would like to create an account, please click here.