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April, 2018

Helen Purviance Commemoration
Dates: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Join the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee and the Salvation Army Indiana Division in celebrating and honoring Hoosier WWI hero Ensign Helen Purviance.  So much more than the woman who cooked the first batch of Salvation Army doughnuts in France, Ensign Purviance was a woman of humble beginnings who did not shy away from the call to service nor the danger that accompanied it. She was among the first eleven salvationists to go to France and among the first four to head to the front lines, demonstrating her fierce determination, unwavering in the face of warfare. Through her own resourcefulness ...
Contact: Jo Ann Remender | The Salvation Army, Indiana Division | JoAnn_Remender@usc.salvationarmy.org
Huntington, Indiana

Huntington, Indiana

 

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August, 2018

Opha May Jacob Johnson Commemoration
Dates: Monday, August 13, 2018

Join the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee in celebrating and honoring Hoosier WWI hero Opha May Jacob Johnson in Kokomo, IN. From Kokomo, Indiana, Opha May Johnson was first in line when the recruiting station in Washington D.C. opened its doors to women and would become a legend as the first woman Marine. More details to come!
Contact: WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov
Kokomo, IN

Kokomo, IN

 

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September, 2018

Aaron Fisher Commemoration
Dates: Monday, September 03, 2018

Join the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee in celebrating and honoring the life of Hoosier WWI hero Aaron Fisher.  During a time in American history when African Americans faced so much adversity from the prejudices held by much of the country, Aaron Richard Fisher was able to overcome and prove himself a remarkable soldier whose courage and determination placed him among America’s heroes. His unwavering dedication to his country and community throughout his life consistently demonstrated a selfless commitment to the safety and well-being of others and a will to stand up and protect what he knew was right. Fisher ...
Contact: WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov
Lyles Station Historical School & Museum

Princeton, IN

 

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October, 2018

Samuel Woodfill Commemoration
Dates: Friday, October 12, 2018

Join the Indiana World War I Centennial Committee in commemorating and honoring Hoosier WWI hero Samuel Woodfill in Madison, IN. Praised as “Outstanding” by AEF commander General John Pershing,1 Samuel Woodfill would be resoundingly praised as a hero following his return from Europe after World War I. For his bravery and heroism, he would receive the Medal of Honor as well as numerous other military honors both from the United States and several European nations. Though Woodfill reportedly disliked publicity, Indiana’s war hero would receive no shortage of it as he met with presidents, was given a standing ovation in Congress, and was chosen by ...
Contact: WorldWarICentennial@iara.in.gov
Madison, IN

Madison, IN

 

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Next Meeting

Indiana World War I Centennial Committee Meeting

  • February 15, 2018
  • Indiana War Memorial - Woodfill Memorial Room
    431 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Next State-Sponsored Event

Helen Purviance Commemoration

  • Please join the Salvation Army Indiana Division and the Indiana WWI Centennial Committee in commemorating and honoring Ensign Helen Purviance.
  • Saturday, April 14, 2018
  • Huntington, Indiana

Indiana World War I Centennial Committee

Leadership

  • Chairperson
    Jim Corridan
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration
  • Vice Chair
    Jim Osborne
    Indiana Military Museum
  • Executive Director
    Brig. Gen. Stewart Goodwin
    Indiana War Memorial

Committee Members

  • Bruce Blomberg
    Indiana Department of Education
  • Hannah Brown
    Governor's Office
  • Jim Brown
    Indiana Department of Veteran's Affairs
  • Wayne Eells
    Sons of the American Revolution
  • Katherine Gould
    Indiana State Museum
  • Gerald Hadley
    Indiana National Guard
  • Elizabeth Howard
    Indiana Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Dr. Dan Murphy
    Hanover College
  • Lauren Patton
    Indiana State Library
  • Johnathan Pickett
    Department of Indiana, American Legion
  • Jo Ann Remender
    Salvation Army
  • Dr. Lawrence Sondhaus
    University of Indianapolis
  • Dr. Kathleen A. Tobin
    Indiana Association of Historians
  • Major Bob Webster
    Salvation Army

Staff

  • Sam Alderfer
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration
  • Marilyn Fernandez
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration
  • Jennifer Hodge
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration

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