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November 11, 2018, marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Although the United States had only entered the war on the previous year, our troops played a critical role in deciding the outcome. Southern California’s impact, however, is a lesser known story.
In honor of our nation’s service men and women on Veterans Day, please join us for an informative and fascinating look into the role played by local communities all over the Southland. Learn about the following:
The background of the Great War, and U.S. involvement
Californians overseas, famous military units
Southern California on the Homefront (Shipping, Aviation, Red Cross, Military Bases)
Southern California War Memorials
Displays including biographical information from the These Truly Were the Brave exhibit
Courtland Jindra is an amateur historian and volunteer for the United States World War I Centennial Commission. His “Great War” interest is largely focused on America’s contribution to and remembrance of it.
Please come to this event. GHS will have a table showcasing some of our WWI artifacts.