And the Flag Was Not There; World War I and the ideal of “Living Memorials”
by Courtland Jindra & Shane Peterson
The following paper was awarded acceptance as part of the California State University Channel Islands World War One Centennial Conference titled "Imperial Implosions: World War I and its Global Implications." This paper was vetted by the CSUCI history department for inclusion as a guest lecturer at the conference held November 8-9, 2018, at the university's Camarillo Campus. This work falls under copyright restrictions, and the author has granted restricted permission for publication only here on this website.
Courtland Jindra is one of the Co-Directors of the California WW1 Centennial Task Force. [See his biography here.]
Shane Peterson is a graduate of California State University Northridge with a masters in history. His thesis on Natchez, Mississippi in WWI was used by the General Services Administration to correct a Jim Crow era WWI Memorial, and was the subject of a documentary by the GSA. He is rewriting his thesis into a book length manuscript.