November 13, 2018 - Southern California During The Great War
Glendora Public Library
As a Armistice Centennial Event the Glendora Public Library hosted Southern California During The Great War on November 13th in the library's Bidwell Forum. Co-Chair of the California Centennial Task Force Courtland Jindra presented a short lecture and power point presentation on the role played by local communities all over the southland.
Co-Director Jindra stated that it was not possible to cover the entire war in a single talk, but featured topics included:
— The background of the Great War, and U.S. involvement
— Californians overseas, including examples of both medal winners and the "everyman"
— How Southern California participated on the Homefront
— Southern California War Memorials
The Glendora Historical Society displayed some of their artifacts and historian Edward Garcia unveiled his exhibit These Truly Were the Brave which spotlit ten local residents who served overseas in WWI. Mr. Garcia is a Exhibit Department Supervisor at the California African American Museum.
The organizers were extremely pleased by the presentations and thanked all the participants for taking the time to attend.