The Great War | WW1: The American Experience

World War 1 Exhibit Veterans Building San Francisco

WW1 Exhibit Veterans Gallery Veterans Building Room 102

November 9-January 17
1pm-8pm, Daily
Veterans Gallery, Room 102
Veterans Building
401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco

Now known as Veterans Day, November 11 marks the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Armistice ending World War I. ˜e American Legion and the San Francisco World War One Armistice Commemoration Committee invite you to see our exhibition Great War/World War I: The American Experience. This historical display focuses on the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) and the men and women from Northern California who served at home and in France. Through artifacts, photographs, period posters, poetry, and explanatory text, we explore the motivations and sacrifices that tipped the war in favor of the Allies.

A exhibit covers: Recruitment, doughboys, food, combat, ethnic, African Americans, Women, animals in service, medical, the 1918 Armistice, Welcoming the troops home, and the creation of the American Legion.

Sponsors: American Legion District Eight, World War One Armistice Centennial Commemoration Committee

Exhibit Curators
Paul Cox, Dana Lombardy, Ken Maley, Nelson Lum, Janice Tong

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