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April 30, 2019, 7:00 PM @ Wayne Theatre
Travel back 100-years ago with Dr. Lynn Rainville as she explores the many contributions of Virginians during World War I. The Old Dominion played a surprisingly large role during the Great War, supplying the Allied Forces with food, horses, and steel in 1915 and 1916. After American entered the war on April 6 1917, Virginians served in a number of military and civilian roles, from Red Cross nurses to sailors and from shipbuilders to pilots. In this talk, Dr. Rainville takes the audience on a journey through historic sites in Virginia that served as a backdrop for these efforts. She concludes her lecture with an analysis of the rituals that Virginians used to commemorate and remember the men and women who sacrificed their lives during the war.