Additional updates, educational resources, and information will be posted throughout the month of November. Please check back often. Do you have a story, photograph, or artifact related to St. Albans and the Great War that you would like to share with the Museum? Please contact us.
COMMUNITY HISTORY FOCUS
“Men in A Day” – St. Albans Machine Gun Company
View an article from the July 1928 American Legion Monthly magazine, and learn more about the high school students and community members from St. Albans who served during the Great War.
Taps – History & Performance
How Did ‘Taps’ Originate? Learn more about the origins of the somber bugle melody here. See below for a video featuring buglers of The United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own” perform over 5000 missions a year in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.
The Poetry of World War One
Roughly 10 million soldiers lost their lives in World War One, along with seven million civilians. The horror of the war and its aftermath altered the world for decades, and poets responded to the brutalities and losses in new ways.From poems written in the trenches to elegies for the dead, these poems commemorate the Great War. Featuring works by civilians as well as those who served – from the Poetry Foundation.
Official Bells of Peace Participation App
This app from the World War One Centennial Commission allows you to participate and ‘toll the bells’ anywhere from your smartphone or tablet. Learn more here.