Ephrata Public Library Events



Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley: 28th Infantry Division, World War I


Historical Society
All Audiences Open 9/27/2018 12/31/2019

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month, 101 years ago in 1918, an Armistice to end “the war to end all wars” was declared. Tyler Gum, Director of the Pennsylvania Military Museum and 28th Division Shrine in Boalsburg, will speak in the Ephrata Public Library on November 11 about the role of the Pennsylvania National Guard’s 28th Division in the Battle of the Meuse-Argonne, which sapped the German Army of its will to continue World War I. Twenty six years later the 28th Division rushed to Belgium to defend against the initial brunt of the great German counteroffensive known as the Battle of the Bulge in World War II. These two military engagements are considered to be significant turning points in world history, and Pennsylvanians were there.
This program is a joint offering of the Ephrata Public Library and the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley to commemorate the role of Pennsylvania’s Veterans and their sacrifices and contributions to American history.  It will take place at the Ephrata Public Library at 7 p.m. and is open to the public free of charge; all are invited to attend.
This program is a joint offering of the Ephrata Public Library and the Historical Society of the Cocalico Valley to commemorate the role of Pennsylvania’s Veterans and their sacrifices and contribution to American History and is open to the public and all are invited to attend.

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