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Alex Arch Commemoration

Monday, October 23, 2017, 05:00pm

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About The Event

Join the Schuyler Colfax Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as they honor and remember WWI hero Sergeant Alexander Louis Arch. 

Sergeant Arch of South Bend, IN was the first to strike at the enemy in World War I. On October 23, 1917, Alexander Arch would pull the lanyard on the gun that would cement his name in history. 

Event Details:

  • Monday, October 23, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EDT
  • Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
  • 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, Indiana 46561
  • Access Cemetery from Jefferson Blvd. - Site at Chapel Maus CA 42

The public is invited to bring Greetings and to place a Wreath. 

Please RSVP at 574-651-9660.


Contact : Carol S. Nichols, Chapter Regent, Schuyler Colfax Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, 574-651-9660
Category: Commemoration & Memorial Events, indiana

 

Location : Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
10776 McKinley Highway
Osceola, Indiana, 46561
United States

 

 

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Next Meeting

Indiana World War I Centennial Committee Meeting

  • Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 10 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
  • Indiana War Memorial - Woodfill Memorial Room
    431 N. Meridian Street, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Next Event

Alex Arch Commemoration

  • Please join us as we remember and honor WWI hero Sergeant Alexander Louis Arch who fired the first American shot of the war.

    - Monday, October 23, 2017
    - 5 p.m., EDT
    - Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens
    - 10776 McKinley Highway, Osceola, Indiana 56561

  • Learn more here: Alex Arch Commemoration

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