DAR plans WWI armistice centennial event

By Roger DuPuis - [email protected]
American soldiers wearing WWI military uniforms attend a remembrance ceremony in the Meuse-Argonne cemetery, northeastern France, earlier this month. Shawnee Fort Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a luncheon to celebrate the 100th anniversary of end of World War I, noon Oct. 20 at Genetti’s Hotel and Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. - Associated Press

WILKES-BARRE — The Shawnee Fort Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a luncheon to celebrate the 100th anniversary of end of World War I, noon Oct. 20 at Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre.

The program, presented by local historian Tony Brooks, will highlight the life of Col. Asher Miner, who commanded the 109th Field Artillery.

World War I broke out in 1914, with fighting continuing until an armistice was signed on Nov. 11, 1918. The United States entered the war in April 1917. Of the 4.7 million Americans who served in that conflict, 204,000 were wounded and more than 116,000 died as a result of combat injuries.

The upcoming DAR event is open to the public and proceeds will benefit Shawnee Fort Chapter community projects and historic preservation efforts. Entree of roast beef or chicken francaise.

Advance reservations are $30 and must be received by Oct. 6. Info, Kathleen Smith at [email protected] or 570-704-9809.

American soldiers wearing WWI military uniforms attend a remembrance ceremony in the Meuse-Argonne cemetery, northeastern France, earlier this month. Shawnee Fort Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a luncheon to celebrate the 100th anniversary of end of World War I, noon Oct. 20 at Genetti’s Hotel and Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre.
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/web1_121313771-b00ac54180544462ab32c3868e26f2a4-1.jpgAmerican soldiers wearing WWI military uniforms attend a remembrance ceremony in the Meuse-Argonne cemetery, northeastern France, earlier this month. Shawnee Fort Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a luncheon to celebrate the 100th anniversary of end of World War I, noon Oct. 20 at Genetti’s Hotel and Conference Center, 77 E. Market St., Wilkes-Barre. Associated Press

By Roger DuPuis

[email protected]