Understanding the First World War –A Century Later, “Silent Night - The Christmas Truce of 1914”

Understanding the First World War –A Century Later, “Silent Night - The Christmas Truce of 1914”

Date: 2017-12-20

Starts @ 11:00 am

Ends @ 01:00 pm


Wednesday December 20, 2017 11AM-1 PM- Part VIII
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.

“Silent Night”- “The Christmas Truce of 1914” 
By December 1914, the First World War had been raging for only four months and it was becoming very apparent that it would not be over by Christmas as the participating armies had predicted. Occurring on Christmas Eve and Day, The Christmas Truce saw a halt to the slaughter of the Western Front when the soldiers embraced the Christmas spirit.
 
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.