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PVT George G. Clarke, of Holyoke, was killed on the battlefield in France in the Chemin Des Dame Sector, on February 17, 1918. It was in the opening days of combat action for the un-tested Soldiers of the 26th "Yankee" Division, 104th Infantry Regiment of the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF).
This February 16, 2018, 4pm at Holyoke City Hall, VFW Post 801, South Hadley VFW Post 3104, the VFW Department Of Massachusetts, VFW District 7, the Yankee Division Veterans Association's Holyoke Chapter and Military Order of the Purple Heart will hold a ceremony in honor of PVT George G. Clarke, Missing In Action. A Memorial Proclamation will be issued by Mayor Alex B. Morse.
The following Day, February 17th at 10am, a service will be held at St Jerome Cemetery to honor Holyoke's first fallen hero of WW1.
Please feel free to invite anyone who may be interested in attending but not on this email. This will be the first of a number of WW1 Centennial events to be held throughout Western Mass during this very special WW1 Centennial year.
Holyoke City Hall is located at 536 Dwight St, Holyoke, MA 01040
St Jerome Cemetery in located at 125 St Jerome Ave, Holyoke, MA 01040
Thank you, Brian Willette
WW1 Centennial Chairman
VFW Dept Of Massachusetts