Understanding the First World War –A Century Later, “The U.S. Goes In – Victory - Not Peace”

Understanding the First World War –A Century Later, “The U.S. Goes In – Victory - Not Peace”

Date: 2017-11-15

Starts @ 11:00 am

Ends @ 01:00 pm


Wednesday November 15 2017 11AM-1 PM- Part VII
Join Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum and enjoy another installment of our ‘Lunch and Lecture Series’ as we explore America’s involvement in World War One. This lecture will expand your knowledge of the war and help you understand America’s developing role on the world stage.

“The U.S. Goes In – Victory - Not Peace - Agenda: Revenge”
“Lafayette, We Are Here!” Were the words uttered by the Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces, John Joseph Pershing as he came down the gang-plank of the steamer Baltic landing in France.   “Could It Finally Be Over” The most cataclysmic event in world history had come to an end with Victory to the Allies but not “Peace To The World.”

Cost $12.00 (per session including lunch)
10:45- Seating Begins
11:00- Lecture
Noon- Lunch from ABC Catering
12:30- Museum Tour
For reservations contact Veterans Memorial Hall and Museum at 815.969.1999
 
     

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 museum 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 a member S.U.V.C.W John A. Logan camp #26, and the Rock River Civil War Round Table.