World War I Centennial Commission License

C. Forbes, Inc. has been chosen as the Official Licensee for the World War One Centennial Commission, creating a unique opportunity to commemorate the contributions and sacrifices of American forces that tipped the balance of war to Allied victory.  As the Commission’s Official Licensee, C. Forbes, Inc. will provide a selection of collectible merchandise that allows all Americans to participate in recognizing and honoring a generation that impacted our nation one hundred years ago.  

The United States Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars has been tasked with commemorating the historical role of the United States during World War One. Considered “The Great War” at the time, it has become “the forgotten war” for many. Alone among the four great wars of the 20th century, there is no national memorial to World War One in our nation’s capital. More American servicemen and women - 116, 516 - gave their lives in World War One than in the Korean and Vietnam wars combined. More than 200,000 returned home wounded and maimed.

December 19, 2014, Congress passed and President Obama signed legislation designating Pershing Park in the District of Columbia as a national World War One Memorial. The Act authorizes the World War One Centennial Commission to further honor the service of members of the United States Armed Forces in World War One by developing the Pershing Park Site. From 2017 through 2019, the World War One Centennial Commission will coordinate events and activities commemorating the U.S. Centennial of The Great War. It is the Commission’s goal to build the memorial. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of merchandise will be designated for this endeavor.

Please join us. For those who sacrificed, “They’ve Earned Their Own Memorial.”