[Editor’s Note: Considering this is the land of the “Bloody Buckets” and Bethlehem Steel was the largest shipbuilder of the time and armored the the modern Navy, it is surprising how little interest our state or its government have shown in the 100th anniversary of a war which dramatically changed us once again. This war completed our ascendance as world power in both the business and military senses of the word. We Americans tend to think that what is, always was, because we rarely put our ear to the rail of history. It is not so. And history is useful towards the learning of what works and does not work, if this special nation is to avoid arrogance. If you know a high school history teacher or a history or sociology professor, you might want to mention this symposium to them. ]
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World War 1 History Symposium – Saturday, 12 May 2018 at the United States Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA, 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
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Observing the 100th Anniversary of the First World War (1914-1918), four presentations examine a world calamity that fundamentally changed America. Sponsored by the Pennsylvania World War One Centennial Committee. Join Us for an Engaging Full-Day Program on The History of the First World War. This all-volunteer effort is free, but you must register. See the event flyer for registration details. Read the rest of this entry »
As of 27 September 2016
Robin Carmody, our Chair of the Veterans Reading Brigade, is calling for veterans to step forward and volunteer to read to elementary school students during school hours and/or after-school programs in the Allentown School District (We can use volunteers for other school districts as well.). Read the rest of this entry »
After years of hard work, the Easton Area High School Vietnam Veterans Memorial Committee has announced it will be conducting a dedication ceremony for its high school’s Vietnam Veterans Memorial on 29 August at 10 a.m. The public is invited.
The memorial was erected to pay tribute to those who attended Easton Area High School and went off to serve in the Vietnam Conflict — some of whom never returned home. It is one of the few such high school memorials in the nation. Working strictly at a grassroots level, the effort is a stellar, everyman achievement, and speaks well of their community and our Lehigh Valley in regard to recognizing both the importance and price of military service to our nation. Read the rest of this entry »
On 24 September 2014 at DeSales University, the Rotary Club of Saucon/Center Valley has arranged for a local American History historian of renown, Professor Donald L. Miller of Lafayette College, to talk on “Masters of the Air: America’s Bomber Boys who fought the air war against Nazi Germany”. Expect a riveting account of the stoic courage of these men who fought a new kind of warfare. Miller is currently working with Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks on the production of an HBO mini-series based on the book. Tickets are $35 for the limited seating event. Read the rest of this entry »