Category Archives: World War I

A service for the end of World War I

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, the guns fell silent. The Veterans Day memorial service for WWI Armistice Day Centennial was held at the Washington National Cathedral started with the boom of drums that … Continue reading

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Three lives touched by one war — World War I

In 2015, I returned to my family home to investigate an unexamined chest that, it turned out, held over 2,400 hand-written and typed family letters, postcards, marriage licenses, wills, death certificates, and grocery lists dating back 140 years. The memorabilia … Continue reading

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April 1917 the U.S. enters WWI

2017  is a commerative year. A century ago the U.S. entered “The War To End All Wars” on April 6, 1917. A hundred years later it’s a mostly forgotten war. While the United States World War One Centennial Commission was established … Continue reading

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A century ago aviator Norman Prince died in WWI

Now he’s being remembered for his life, patriotic deeds and the manner of his passing. Prince is credited with creating the famed Lafayette Escadrille, a group of American volunteer flyers who were part of of the French Air Service during … Continue reading

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