Is a separate template needed for the Great War Project?

+8 votes

Why not use the excellent template for Veteran Recognition to which you can add a badge-image, nationality, branch ie Army or Navy, years served from and to, and where served?

In addition these templates are also available for those involved in war efforts:

in Policy and Style by Maryann Hurt G2G6 Mach 8 (84.3k points)

2 Answers

+4 votes
Best answer
Hello Maryann,

Although we try to incorporate the templates you listed not all the men and women that served would actually fall under one particular project and the templates would not work for some.

An individual can belong to more than one project.

Our project goal is to show all from the different countries, to find or create new profiles and connect them to the main tree by following their ancestors and descendants.

Some even though enlisted never participated in the war. They may have died of disease or an accident at training camp or enroute.

We do add to the roll of honor and other projects. We want to compliment the other projects.

Our template will incorporate their country flag, branch and dates.

by Jacqueline Clark G2G6 Pilot (158k points)
selected by Terry Wright
+5 votes

A project does more than put a template on a profile-they develop bios, improve, add family, add people no one else remembers-all the things the Great War Project is doing very well. 

The Vet recognition template is nice, but in no way replaces letting people know that a project is looking after profiles, so it is necessary to have a separate one. Should any of those profiles need locked, a Project template, versus a recognition type template, is needed so everyone knows who locked it and why.

I hope this clarifies things a bit :-)


by Abby Glann G2G6 Pilot (411k points)

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