A message from the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission:

‘On Friday, April 17, 1:00 p.m. EDT, you are invited to join us for the first public look at the WWI Memorial Virtual Explorer.  We will introduce our webinar guests to the “Augmented Reality” smart phone app that will allow you to place a 3D model of the entire National WWI Memorial being built in Washington DC into your living room to experience, explore and discover many aspects of WWI.

It is not only an accurate model, but the model itself is filled with learning and discovery experiences about WWI.

[If you’re like me and don’t know what “Augmented Reality“ is, you can learn more by clicking here]

Get an insider, behind-the-scenes look at what is coming with the producer and the development team. All participants in the webinar will be invited to become Beta Testers with the beta release of the app coming out in the next few weeks.’

To register for this event click here. Just blank out my name and e-mail address and enter your own.

James (“Jim”) Patton BS BA MPA is a retired state official from Shawnee, Kansas and a frequent contributor to several WW1 e-publications, including "Roads to the Great War," "St. Mihiel Tripwire," "Over the Top" and "Medicine in the First World War." He has spent many hours walking the WW1 battlefields, and is also an authority on British regiments and a collector of their badges. An Army Engineer during the Vietnam War, he does work for the US World War 1 Centennial Commission and is affiliated with the WW1 Historical Association, the Western Front Association, the Salonika Campaign Society and the Gallipoli Association.