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World War I Patriotic Commemorative Program

This is a program offered by the students at Eagle Tech Academy in Columbia City on November 9th, 2018, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. EST.

Students will commemorate WWI with patriotic songs and music, as well as providing educational facts and displays. It is a free program for all ages and will also provide patriotic refreshments!

Eagle Tech Academy logoThis program is meant to engage young leaders and inspire involvement in historical education. It will commemorate the participation of local Whitley County residents including Native Americans and women who participated in the war effort, and will include some famous Whitley County residents, such as Vice-President Thomas R. Marshall and Surgeon Merritt Ireland.


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Indiana World War I Centennial Committee


  • Co-Chairs
    Brig. Gen. Stewart Goodwin
    Indiana War Memorial
    Jim Brown
    Indiana Department of Veteran's Affairs

  • Vice Chair
    Jim Osborne
    Indiana Military Museum

Committee Members

  • 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. Kathleen A. Tobin
  • Indiana Association of Historians
  • Major Bob Webster
    Salvation Army


  • Marilyn Fernandez
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration
  • Jennifer Hodge
    Indiana Archives and Records Administration

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