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January, 2018

Uniforms of the Western Front
Dates: Monday, January 01, 2018 12:00pm - 05:00pm

Over 25 combat uniforms of the Western Front are on display.
Contact: dennis_skupinski@yahoo.com
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Michigan

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I
Dates: Friday, January 05, 2018 10:00am - 05:00pm

COURAGE WITHOUT FEAR:THE RED ARROW DIVISION IN WORLD WAR I 100 years ago, the world was at war on an unprecedented scale.  There was fighting between empires across Europe, the Middle East, and even Africa with no end in site.  In 1917, the United States joined the war in an effort to bring this "war to end all wars" to a stop and win victory for its allies.  The young men from the Tri-Cities that volunteered for this fight would go on to see action in some of the most crucial battles from the late stages of the war.  Their stories ...
Contact: PH # 616 842 0700
Tri-Cities Historical Museum

Grand Haven, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Michigan's World War 1 Ambulance Service
Dates: Friday, January 12, 2018 06:00pm - 08:00pm

Michigan's World War 1 Ambulance Service Sponsored by Jackson Community Ambulance A Michigan World War 1 Centennial event titled: "Michigan's World War 1 Ambulance Service" feature items from Michigan Servicemen who served during World War 1 in the ambulance corps. Learn about many different ways men and women could service in the ambulance corps during the war.  
Contact: (517) 926-6696
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Michigan
February, 2018

Polar Bears; The American North Russia Expeditionary Force, ANREF
Dates: Sunday, February 18, 2018 02:00pm - 04:00pm

Polar Bears; The American North Russia Expeditionary Force, ANREF Michigan Military Technical & Historical SocietyIs proud to presentPolar Bears;The American North Russia Expeditionary Force, ANREF 1918-1919 A presentation by Mike GrobbelSunday February 18th at 2:00pmAdmission by donationDuring the Russian Civil War of 1918, the Western Allies, fearful that war material shipped to the old Czarist regime might fall into the hands of the Bolsheviks, asked the United States to provide men in order to secure the materials shipped there. Many of these men came from the Detroit area.Mike Grobbel is a historian with the Michigan Military & Space Heroes Museum in Frankenmuth. Michigan Military Technical ...
Contact: mimths@mimths.org 586-872-2581
Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

EASTPOINTE, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Michigan in World War , Stories of the Home Front
Dates: Sunday, February 25, 2018 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Michigan in World War , Stories of the Home Front Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society's event Michigan Military Technical & Historical SocietyIs proud to presentMichigan in World War 1 Stories of the Home FrontA presentation by Dennis Skupinski                                                                                                                                ...
Contact: mimths@mimths.org
Michigan Military Technical & Historical Society

EASTPOINTE, MI

 

Category: Michigan
March, 2018

WWI before America's Entrance
Dates: Monday, March 05, 2018 06:00pm - 08:30pm

WWI and America Movie Showing 1: Paths of Glory & Coward March 5th, 6-8:30 pmTopic: WWI before America's Entrance
Contact: (517)905-1339 and/or stcharlesa@myjdl.com
Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch

Jackson, MI

 

Category: Michigan

WWI before America'a Entrance
Dates: Monday, March 19, 2018 06:00pm - 08:00pm

WWI and America Book Discussion Group  March 19th, 6-8 pm Topic: WWI before America'a Entrance
Contact: (517)905-1339 and/or stcharlesa@myjdl.com
Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch

Jackson, MI

 

Category: Michigan

American Volunteers: Movie: Flyboys
Dates: Thursday, March 29, 2018 06:00pm - 08:30pm

WWI and America Movie Showing:  Flyboys March 29th, 6-8:30 pm Topic: American Volunteers
Contact: (517)905-1339 and/or stcharlesa@myjdl.com
Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch

Jackson, MI

 

Category: Michigan
April, 2018

America's Involvement Movie:Lost Battalion
Dates: Monday, April 09, 2018 06:00pm - 08:00pm

 WWI and America Movie Showing: The Lost Battalion April 9th, 6-8 pm Topic: America's Wartime Involvement
Contact: (517)905-1339 and/or stcharlesa@myjdl.com
Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch

Jackson, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Society of Automotive Engineers World Congress 2018
Dates: Thursday, April 12, 2018 01:30pm - 02:00pm

WCX18 SAE World Congress Experience For more information call 877-606-7323 or visit the web www.wcx18.org World War 1 Liberty Truck (celebrates 100 years) Designed by the S.A.E. to specifications developed by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps, Motor Transport Section Presenter: Dennis Skupinski    Chair, Michigan's WW1 Centennial Commission 1 Washington Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226
Contact: call 877-606-7323 or visit the web www.wcx18.org
Cobo Center

Detroit, Mi

 

Category: Michigan

The Tallis Scholars: War and Peace
Dates: Saturday, April 14, 2018 08:00pm - 09:30pm

The Tallis Scholars: War and Peace by Cathedral Cultural Series England's world-reknown early music choir commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The music of Josquin, Guerrero, Pärt, Mouton, Lobo, Victoria, Tavener, and Palistrina loosely follows the form of the Mass, honoring all who passed in the conflict. A special veterans' commemoration will take place just before the program. Tickets are $30 general admission, or $100, which includes premiere seating and invitation to a reception after the concert. Doors open 45 minutes before the concert. Free, secure parkingis adjacent to the Cathedral. This concert is supported by the MICHIGAN COUNCIL FOR ARTS ...
Contact: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-tallis-scholars-war-and-peace-tickets-38820385819
Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament

Detroit, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Captain Furlong in World War I
Dates: Sunday, April 22, 2018 02:00pm - 04:00pm

Captain Furlong in World War I Presented by Larry Hathcock Harold Arthur Furlong (August 25, 1895 – July 27, 1987) was a United States Army First Lieutenant and a recipient of the United States military’s highest decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions in France during World War I. After earning the Medal of Honor, he joined the Michigan National Guard, retiring in May 1946. OCPHS Carriage House                      405 Cesar E Chavez Ave Pontiac, MI 48341 United States                                     Phone:(248) ...
Contact: (248) 338-6732  Website:www.ocphs.org    Email:office@ocphs.org
OCPHS Carriage House

Pontiac, MI

 

Category: Michigan

America's Wartime Involvement
Dates: Monday, April 23, 2018 06:00pm - 08:00pm

WWI and America Book Discussion Group  April 23rd, 6-8 pm Topic: America's Wartime Involvement
Contact: (517)905-1339 and/or stcharlesa@myjdl.com
Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch

Jackson, MI

 

Category: Michigan
May, 2018

Veteran's Mental Health Awareness Event
Dates: Thursday, May 03, 2018 05:30pm - 08:30pm

Veteran's Mental Health Awareness Event May 3rd, 5:30-8:30 pm Additional Sponsors: Ann Arbor VA, Lifeways Community Mental Health, Consumers Energy Veteran Committee, Buddy 2 Buddy Confirmed Speakers: Ann Arbor VA (None Confirmed), Lifeways (David Lowe), Consumers Energy (None Confirmed), Buddy 2 Buddy (Nathan Cross) Topic: How Our Understanding of PTSD has Developed Since the First World War, and Resources Available Today for Veterans in Need
Contact: (517)905-1339 and/or stcharlesa@myjdl.com
Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch

Jackson, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Humanity in the First World War
Dates: Monday, May 07, 2018 06:00pm - 08:30pm

WWI and America Movie Showing 4: Joyeux Noël May 7th, 6-8:30 pm Topic: Humanity in the First World War
Contact: (517)905-1339 and/or stcharlesa@myjdl.com
Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch

Jackson, MI

 

Category: Michigan

WWI and America Book Discussion Group 3
Dates: Monday, May 14, 2018 06:00pm - 08:00pm

WWI and America Book Discussion Group 3 May 14th, 6-8 pmTopic: America's Role in the World Post WWIRoom Change: McIntyre Room
Contact: (517)905-1339 and/or stcharlesa@myjdl.com
Jackson District Library Carnegie Branch

Jackson, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Commemoration ceremony in honor of Joseph Guyton (First American killed on German soil in WWI) on Memorial Day May 28th
Dates: Monday, May 28, 2018 10:00am - 11:00pm

  The city of Evart will be holding a commemoration ceremony in honor of Joseph Guyton (First American killed on German soil in WWI) on Memorial Day May 28th. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 AM at Guyton Park in Evart. Representative Jason Wentworth will deliver a commemoration speech followed by a parade down Main Street to the Guyton Memorial Bridge on US 10, where a wreath will be tossed into the Muskegon River. The ceremony will then move to Joseph Guyton’s gravesite at Forest Hill Cemetery in Evart for a brief historical background and ceremonial 21 Gun Salute by the honor ...
Contact: VFW Post #7979 4681 85th Ave,  Evart, MI 49631 Phone: 231-734-5950
VFW Post

Evart, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Allegan County World War 1 Plaque
Dates: Monday, May 28, 2018 02:30pm - 03:00pm

Alleagn County World War 1 Plaque Ceremony May 28th @ 2:30pm Remember and Honor Sometimes appreciation can be overwhelming and powerful. Such is the case for one man who discovered a local monument honoring WWI soldiers. It is best to hear Shawn tell his story. I am the Director of Facilities Management for Allegan County. Allegan is a rural farming county in the Southwestern Portion of MI. This beautiful part of America snugs up against Lake Michigan and boasts of being the largest county in the southern peninsula. Allegan County is the home to approximately 115,500 folks. I took this job ...
Contact: Theresa M. Bray Allegan County Community Foundation 269.673.8344 Theresa.accf@gmail.com
Allegan County West Side park

Allegan, MI

 

Category: Michigan
June, 2018

Beaverton’s War Monument, “The Survivor”
Dates: Saturday, June 30, 2018 10:00am - 11:00am

Beaverton’s War Monument, “The Survivor” Dear Community Member and Friend:  In honor of the 100 year anniversary of the end of WWI and the successful restoration of Beaverton’s War Monument, “The Survivor” we invite you to hold the date for our rededication ceremony, scheduled for Saturday, June 30th at 10:00 a.m. in Ross Lake Park. This will be a busy weekend in our community, with our annual 4th of July celebration events and we are pleased to add the rededication of the monument and celebrating our men and women of the armed forces to our schedule!  Please, hold the date and I’m asking each ...
Contact: Ed appleed@hotmail.com
"The Survivor" in Beaverton

Beaverton, MI

 

Category: Michigan
July, 2018

When America Invaded Russia
Dates: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 07:30pm - 08:30pm

When America Invaded Russia by Mike Grobbel Wednesday July 11, 2018 at 7:30pm at the Yankee Air Museum 100 years ago, 4,500 American soldiers were sent to Archangel, Russia to guard supplies that the allies had sent to the Russians. This force became known as the American North Russia Expeditionary Force. Learn about these soldiers and the little war the United States army waged against the Bolsheviks above the Arctic Circle. These soldiers trained at Camp Custer just outside Battle Creek, MI. and most of them came from Michigan.  Mr. Grobbel is the President of the "Michigan Polar Bear Association" an organization that keeps the ...
Contact: 734 483 4030
Yankee Air Museum

Belleville, MI

 

Category: Michigan
August, 2018

Over Here! A Michigan World War 1 Centennial Event
Dates: Saturday, August 04, 2018 - Sunday, August 05, 2018

Over Here!  A Michigan World War 1 Centennial Event UPDATE! We are going to have the WWI Centennial Event on August 4-5 instead of May. This allows more time for planning and for the Governor's Commission to get fully involved. We still plan to bring in music, re-enactors, kids activities, period vehicles, period food, drink and cocktails and more! Please watch for many announcements coming soon. We have some great Spring, Summer and Fall events lined up!
Contact: Call (517) 926-6696
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Michigan
September, 2018

"Detroit's Own Polar Bears" Centennial Symposium
Dates: Wednesday, September 05, 2018 07:00pm - 08:30pm

"Detroit's Own Polar Bears" Centennial Symposium  Sponsorship by Polar Bear Memorial Association and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan  The event will be held at the Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan auditorium in downtown Detroit on Sept. 5, 2018, which is the centennial of their landing in Archangel.  Doors open at 6:00 PM and the program will run from 7:00 until 8:30 p.m. Learn more about the "Polar Bears" or the North Russia Expeditionary Force during the World War. "The American Expedition to North Russia in 1918-1919 has been oddly neglected by professional historians, with the result that most US citizens, including even ...
Contact: (989) 652-8005 or e-mail: info@michigansmilitarymuseum.com
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Detroit, MI

 

Category: Michigan
November, 2018

Michigan in WW1: Stories of the Home Front
Dates: Saturday, November 03, 2018 03:00pm - 04:00pm

Michigan in WW1, Stories of the Home Front    Dennis Skupinski         ph 734 358 2099 dennis_skupinski@yahoo.com Michigan’s contribution to the World War was more than just its service people. It was the center for a spy ring, starting point of the peace movement, center for airplane production and armaments and  so much more. Jackson District Library - Meijer Branch
Contact: Patti (517) 788-4480
Michigan in WW1: Stories of the Home Front

Jackson, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Rosie's Mom and other stories of the Michigan WW1 Home Front
Dates: Wednesday, November 07, 2018 07:30pm - 09:00pm

Rosie's Mom and other stories of the Michigan World War 1 Home Front Wednesday November 7, 2018  7:30 PM at the Yankee Air Museum, General Purpose Room, Willow Run Airport Yankee Air Museum 47884 D St, Belleville, MI 48111 (East Side of Airport) Presenter: Michigan World War 1 Centennial Commissioner Dennis Skupinski Twenty years before Rosie the Riveter and the Willow Run Plant, Rosie's Mom helped the United States win the World War.  Women were part of Michigan's World War 1 work effort, building bomber airplanes, Liberty engines and other material for the war effort. Learn about Rosie's Mom during the war plus the birth of ...
Contact: 734-483-4030
Yankee Air Museum

Belleville, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Armistice Bell Ringing Ceremony
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:10am

Armistice Bell Ringing Ceremony   In 1918, on the 11th day, in the 11th month, at the 11th hour, the Allies and Central Powers agreed to a cease fire that would mark the end of World War One. The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will hold a bell ringing ceremony at 11 am on Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2018 to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice. Local churches, schools, courthouses, and other entities are invited to participate at the time of this nationwide occasion at each respected time zone. It is with high hopefulness that we will all join in this nation-wide commemoration in ...
Contact: Jerry Benson jbenson@legislature.mi.gov  or phone: 517 373 2353
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Detroit's Veteran's Day Parade November 11, 2018
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:00am - 01:00pm

Detroit's Veteran's Day Parade November 11, 2018 Parade starting time and location are not decided at this time.
Contact: detroitveteransdayparade@gmail.com
Veteran's Day Parade

Detroit, MI

 

Category: Michigan

Armistice Bell Ringing Ceremony
Dates: Sunday, November 11, 2018 11:00am - 11:15pm

Armistice Bell Ringing Ceremony In 1918, on the 11th day, in the 11th month, at the 11th hour, the Allies and Central Powers agreed to a cease fire that would mark the end of World War One. The National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. will hold a bell ringing ceremony at 11 am on Sunday, Nov. 11th, 2018 to commemorate the centennial of the Armistice. Local churches, schools, courthouses, and other entities are invited to participate at the time of this nationwide occasion at each respected time zone. It is with high hopefulness that we will all join in this nation-wide commemoration in ...
Contact: Jerry Benson jbenson@legislature.mi.gov  or phone: 517 373 2353
Michigan Military Heritage Museum

Grass Lake, MI

 

Category: Michigan

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