Veterans Day event to take place in World War I trenches at USAHEC
By Amanda Neal
via the Army Heritage Foundation web site
At 11:00 am on November 11th, 1918, the First World War, one of the most devastating and tragic conflicts the world has ever seen, came to a conclusion. Early on that November morning, senior military and political officials of both the Allied and German armies met in the Compiègne Forest of northern France to finalize and sign the armistice that would bring peace to war torn Europe.
Since that time, countries across the world have chosen November 11th to honor those Soldiers who died in the “war to end all wars.”
In the case of the United States, we have grown the purpose to honor all of those who serve in the Armed Forces, past and present, by renaming it Veterans Day.
In recognition of the World War I Centennial, and to honor all those who have served and are currently serving in the U.S. Armed Forces, the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, PA will be hosting a living history event entitled “Remembering Armistice Day” on Veterans Day weekend, November 11th and 12th, 2017.
The event will commence at 10:00am and run until 3:00pm and will be located at the World War I Allied and German trenches on USAHEC’s Army Heritage Trail.
Among the day’s highlights include reenactors who will be illustrating the events as they unfolded for the 316th Infantry Regiment, AEF in the hours leading up to and the day following the Compiègne Armistice. Visitors are invited to come witness the life of an American Doughboy in the trenches and the end of the war for the 316th.
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