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JCC Historical Commission, Williamsburg vets honor local residents who served in WWI

Veteran Tribute Tower (Courtesy James City County)
Veteran Tribute Tower (Courtesy James City County)

It was “the war to end all wars,” as coined by President Woodrow Wilson, when he asked Congress to declare war on Germany in 1917, marking America’s entry into World War I.

Now a century later, the James City County Historical Commission and the Combined Veterans Organizations of Williamsburg will join forces to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of America’s entry into World War I.

This free and public event will take place 4 p.m. April 6 at Veterans Tribute Tower, 5380 Discovery Park Blvd, New Town.

The ceremony will recognize the 10 soldiers and marines from James City County and Williamsburg who lost their lives during the war, as well as remember all the soliders who served.

The James City County Historical Commission was established by the Board of Supervisors 1985, to document, commemorate, preserve and promote public interest in the history and historic legacy of the county.

 

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