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WWI Commemoratives

The First World War, known as the "War to End all Wars," began in 1914 after the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and lasted for 4 long years. WW1 was the catalyst that brought about many technologies that are still prevalent today; unfortunately, many of the technological advances resulted in more carnage with the first use of tanks, fighting aircrafts, flamethrowers and chemical warfare. As the Central Powers fought against Allied Powers, many lives were lost with over 16 million casualties from the war and destruction.

Despite these tragic occurrences, we look to the positive results from the war and honor those who lost their lives fighting for a greater good in WWI. We honor the brave soldiers with coins such as the Remembrance Poppy, inscribed, “LEST WE FORGET" or the 100th Anniversary of In Flanders Field, a poem meant to give a voice to thousands of fallen soldiers that were buried there.

Benefits to everyday life include the use of x-ray machines and blood banks, which contribute to saving lives daily. The end of the war also resulted in the first presidential trip to Europe, helping to bridge the gap between countries and start an open channel of communication. It is imperative that we continue to commemorate those fallen soldiers and recognize their impact on our lives today.

MCM is proud to honor the memory of those who served in WWI by offering a wide selection of commemoratives. Complete your WWI commemorative collection today!

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
In Flanders Fields, John McCrae

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