The Great War | WW1 Exhibit: March 6-December 26, Veterans Gallery, Veterans Building

WW1 Veterans Gallery Exhibit extended through December 26 Open 1-6pm Mondays—Fridays Veterans Gallery, Room 102 1st Floor, Veterans Building   Great War/World War 1: The American Experience historical display focuses on the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF) and honors men and women from Northern California who served at home and in France. Through artifacts, photographs, period posters, poetry, and explanatory text, we […]

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The Great War | WW1: The American Experience

Extended Through December 2019 1pm-6pm, Monday-Friday Veterans Gallery, Room 102 Veterans Building 401 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco Now known as Veterans Day, November 11 marked the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Armistice ending World War I. The American Legion and the San Francisco World War One Armistice Commemoration Committee invite you to see our exhibition Great War/World War I: […]

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WW1 Centennial News: Devil’s Rope

August 17, 2018 – Episode #85 Devil’s Rope – Barbed Wire Highlights: 1.5 Million “Over There” 100 years ago: Ready to increase US forces to 4 million | @ 02:10 German perspective on the turn around – Mike Shuster | @ 12:25 Part 2: 28th division – the Pennsylvania Doughboys – Dr. Edward Lengel | @ 16:30 Announcing resources for […]

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WW1 Centennial News: Japanese Allies

August 10, 2018 – Episode #84 In WWI Japan fought on the side of the allies, declaring war in August 1914. Here Japanese and American Doctors and Nurses gather for a photo. Highlights: Japan in WWI Japan in WWI – Dr. Frederick Dickinson | @02:15 Chaos on the Eastern Front – Mike Shuster | @10:05 The 28th Division: Pennsylvania National […]

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WW1 History With Dana Lombardy In The Veterans Building

A free guided tour and history of the World War One Centennial exhibit in the lobby of the San Francisco Veterans Building, led by Dana Lombardy. Saturday, August 11, 2018 10:30am, Free, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA. Sponsored by the Bay Area Chapter of the World War One Historical Association. The exhibit is a unique and […]

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WW1 Centennial News: August 1918 Overview

August 03, 2018 – Episode #83   The first American who set foot on German soil 11/12/18, the day after the Armistice was corporal Roy Holtz, US Army entering Germany riding a Harley-Davidson motorcycle and sidecar. Highlights: August 1918 Overview  August 1918 Preview Roundtable – Dr. Edward Lengel, Katherine Akey, Theo Mayer | @02:05 Great War Project Blog: Turning Point […]

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WW1 Centennial News: Ambulance

July 27, 2018 – Episode #82 Inspector General A. Piatt Andrew and Assistant Inspector General Stephen Galatti in front of a row of ambulances at 21 rue Raynouard, the location of the AFS headquarters in Paris, France. Photograph by H.C. Ellis. Highlights: Ambulance 100 Years Ago: Ambulance | @02:15 American Field Service – Nicole Milano | @08:15 Great War Channel: […]

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Australia & French Consuls Visit WW1 Exhibit In The Veterans Building

World War One Armistice Commemoration Committee News Australia and French Consuls visited the World War One Historical Exhibit in the Lobby of the San Francisco Veterans Building on June 25, 2018. Pictured: Hon.Chris Oldfield Consul General of Australia (left), Maj. Gen. J. MIchael Myatt USMC (Ret.) World War One Armistice Centennial Commemoration Committee Chair (middle), Hon. Emmanuel Lebrun-Damiens, Consul General […]

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