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Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler re-enacts an engaging, first-person account of Army nurses at the front in World War I, leaving members of the audience feeling as if they had been there. Her presentation on Monday, March 27 told the story of nurses from Johns Hopkins Hospital, who are shown in the slide as they boarded the U.S.S. Finland to cross the Atlantic.  The event, sponsored by the Oconee County Library, was part of the observance of the centennial of World War I.  Thursday, April 6, 2017 is the 100th anniversary of the U.S. declaration of war.

Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler giving a presentation

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Commission Members

  • Mr. Scott Delius, Atlanta
  • Mr. Rick Elder, Sylvania
  • Mr. Samuel Friedman, Atlanta
  • Mr. Thomas Lacy, Peachtree City (vice-chair)
  • Dr. John Morrow, Athens
  • Dr. Billy Wells, Dahlonega (Chair)

Executive Director:

Dr. Thomas H. Jackson, Jr., University System of Georgia

Federal Commissioner for Georgia

Dr. Monique Seefried, Atlanta

Commission Associates

  • Dr. Lamar Veatch, University of North Georgia
  • Mr. Keith Antonia, University of North Georgia


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