On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918, the signing of the Armistice brought fighting between the Allies and Germany to an end. After the Armistice, the world could begin to heal from the devastation, fear, and loss brought about by the Great War.

In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, the Virginia War Memorial and the Virginia WWI & WWII Commemoration Commission invited students in Virginia to participate in the Commonwealth's Armistice Art Contest, reflecting on World War I, the Armistice, and the influence of the war in the century since November 11, 1918.

Finalists' artwork was displayed at the Carillon, Virginia's WWI Memorial, on Sunday, November 11, 2018, at the Commonwealth's Veterans Day Ceremony and Armistice Day Festival in Richmond and is currently on display at the Virginia War Memorial through the end of 2018.

Congratulations to Katherine, Kalli, and Tess, who submitted the winning elementary, middle, and high school entries.

All artwork addressed the question:

How has World War I shaped

Virginia and our world

100 years later?


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