“Lunch and Lecture” Series Understanding the First World War –A Century Later Part XI

Date: 2018-06-20

Starts @ 11:00 am

Ends @ 01:00 pm

Understanding the First World War –A Century Later
With Terry Dyer
Join Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum and enjoy lunch from ABC Catering with our ‘Lunch and Lecture Series’ as we explore America’s involvement in World War One. This lecture series will expand your knowledge of the First World War and help you understand America’s developing role on the world stage.
Wednesday June 20 2018 11AM-1 PM-Part XI
Black Troops at Camp Grant Part II.
When the United States declared war on the German Empire April 6th 1917, it had no intention of establishing an all-black infantry division. However the War Department was not yet sure what to do with all of these new black servicemen being drafted in such large numbers. In Part II, we will see what role Camp Grant would play in helping with their decision. 
Terry Dyer was born in Rockford and is a lifelong resident of northern Illinois. Terry’s passion for military history began when at an early age his father took him on a tour of Veterans Memorial Hall and spoke of his great-great uncle who served with the 12th Illinois Cavalry in the Civil War.
Terry currently holds the position of Docent at Veterans Memorial Hall and is the  past State Commander of the Sons of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, a member S.U.V.C.W John A. Logan camp #26, and the Rock River Civil War Round Table. 
Each session will follow the same agenda:
10:45- Arrival
11:00- Lecture
Noon- Lunch
12:30- Building Tour (optional)
Cost $12.00 (per session including lunch) for reservations please contact
Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum at 815.969.1999