Learn about The Empire State in the Great War

Nurses serving during World War I pose in front of the Hotel Parc.

Doughboys: Wearing the helmets that typify infantrymen in World War I, a unit of men poses for a portrait.

To the Editor:

The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. This was the first time in our nation’s history that United States soldiers were sent to do battle on foreign soil, or as popularly expressed, to fight “Over There.”

New York State’s role in the war was key to the eventual victorious outcome. The story of the “how” and “why” is an interesting and important one.

On Sunday, Nov. 5, the New Scotland Historical Association presents “A Sound and Trustworthy Keystone: The Empire State In World War I.”

Our speaker is Aaron Noble, senior historian and curator for Political, Military, and Government History at the New York State Museum and curator of “A Spirit of Sacrifice: New York State in the First World War.”

The program begins at 2 p.m. at the Wyman Osterhout Community Center in New Salem at Old New Salem Road. The New Scotland Historical Association Museum will open 30 minutes before the start of the program. Come and hear this informative and timely talk and take in the engaging museum exhibits as well. Admission is always free.

Judy Kimes, publicist

New Scotland Historical Association