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Sharpsburg Historical Society to Commemorate Entry of the U.S. Into WWI

At its Thursday, April 27, meeting, the Sharpsburg Historical Society will commemorate the entry of the United States into the conflict now called World War I. The meeting starts at 7:00 in Town Hall, 106 East Main St., Sharpsburg.

The program will include a living history presentation of military uniforms and recognition of the 66 Sharpsburg area men who served from April 1917 until the end of the war.

The memorial monument in front of Town Hall was “Erected by citizens of Sharpsburg Dist. in recognition of the patriotism shown by all who answered our country’s call in The World War.”  In addition to honoring those citizens, the program will explore life on the homefront and some of the enduring results of that time.

Attendees are invited to bring photographs, documents, newspapers, letters, and other items to share.

The meeting is free and open to all.  Info:  301 992 9767

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