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 November 13, 2018 - Southern California During The Great War

Glendora Public Library

320 pixel logo w sloganAn event endorsed and approved by the California WW1 Centennial Task Force to commemorate, honor, and educate the citizens of the Great State of California.

 

glendora  ace nov 13 atrifacts displayAs 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:glendora ace nov 13 courtland jindra speakingCourtland Jindra speaks before the Glendora residents assembled.

— 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


glendora  ace nov 13 standing displayThe 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.glendora  ace nov 13 lib of amer oral history project cards

The organizers were extremely pleased by the presentations and thanked all the participants for taking the time to attend.

 

 

 

 

 

California WW1 Centennial Task Force

 

Managing Board Co-Directors

Bill Betten
Sal Compagno
Col. Andre N. Coulombe
Hugh E. Crooks, Jr.
Mike Hanlon
Brigadier General R.G. Head, Ph.D. USAF (Ret.)
Prof. Jennifer Keene, Ph.D
Courtland Jindra
Dennis Matarrese
Major General Michael J. Myatt USMC (Ret.)
Stephen M. Payne, Ph.D.
Anthony Powell
Lester Probst
Prof. Jonathan Roth, Ph.D.
Col. Fred Rutledge 

Northern California Committee

Sal Compagno
Mike Hanlon
Stephen M. Payne, Ph.D.
Lt. Col. Kenneth Nielsen
Major General Michael J. Myatt USMC (Ret.)

Anthony Powell
Col. Fred Rutledge
Prof. Jonathan Roth, Ph.D.

Southern California Committee

Bill Betten
Maria Carrillo
Col. Andre N. Coulombe
Brigadier General R.G. Head, Ph.D. USAF (Ret.) 
Courtland Jindra
Lester Probst
Jeff Sharp

 Education Committee

Bill Betten, Master of Arts in Education, (Retired teacher DUSD, OUSD, AGUSD)
Lauren Weiss Bricker, Ph.D., Professor of Architecture at Cal State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Scott Corbett, Ph.D, Lecturer, History, CSUCI
Jennifer Keene, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of History, Chapman University
Michael Powelson, Ph.D., Lecturer, History, CSUCI
Jonathan Roth, Ph.D., Professor of History, SJSU, Burdick Military History Project Director [Committee Chair]
Miriam Raub Vivian, Ph.D.,  Professor of History, CSUB

Website Administrator

Bill Betten

 

Email: courtland.jindra@worldwar1centennial.org

Snail Mail:
     California World War 1Centennial Task Force
     330 Myrtlewood Dr.
     Calimesa, CA 92320

 

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