THE CENTENNIAL OF THE ARMISTICE/AMERICAN LEGION POST NAMESAKE SACRIFICE:
Members of the Brazos County World War I Centennial Committee and other organizations are hosting a variety of remembrance ceremonies beginning Nov. 5 which include flag placing on veteran graves in local cemeteries; wreath placement and ceremony honoring Cyrus Earle Graham in the Bryan City Cemetery (Nov. 9 at 11:00 a.m.); Battle of the Trenches at the Museum of the American G.I. beginning on Saturday, Nov. 10 through Sunday, Nov. 11 with a special 11th hour moment; American Legion honors Veterans Day on Nov. 11 and the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial will dedicate the WW I statue & memorial site on Nov. 11 at 4:00 p.m. with the Wall of Honor ceremony following at 5:30 p.m. The Queen Theater will also show WW I theme movies this week and churches are encouraged to ring their bells at 11:00 a.m. on Nov. 11 as part of the International Bells for Peace intiative.
Current exhibits are featured at the Carnegie Library for Brazos Valley History, the Brazos County Administration Building and the Museum of the American G.I. The public is encouraged to view.
A SHARED EXPERIENCE: Brazos County in the Great War–“Americans All”
The newest exhibit at the Museum of American G.I. focuses on the contributions of first generation Americans from the German, Italian, Czech and Polish communities of Brazos County. The display includes images of the veterans, family memorabilia, maps, documents, etc. Available until December 2018.
A SHARED EXPERIENCE: Brazos County in the Great War–“Women of Resilience: Brazos County in WW1″ NOW AVAILABLE FOR VIEWING AT BRAZOS COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
The follow up to our current exhibit at the Museum of American G.I. will focus on the Women of Brazos County–their contributions on both fronts, in Europe and across the United States, with a special emphasis on the crucial role of support activities in our county. Sponsored and created by Star of the Republic Museum and the DAR.
“CAMP AGGIE: Texas AMC and the Great War” moves
The committee’s exhibit of Texas A&M’s role as a military training base has been relocated to the first floor hallway of the Brazos County Administration Building.
100th Anniversary of the American Red Cross
The Brazos County Chapter of the American Red Cross, initially the Bryan Chapter, was formed December 28, 1917. Come celebrate on October 5 at the local office.
Now OPEN–From Brazos County to Belleau Wood
Honoring the men who served as U.S. Marines during the First World War, especially those who fought at the Bois de Belleau in the epic battle that defined the experience of the Marine Corps during WW I. Every individual from the A&M College of Texas and from Brazos County is listed with individual stories and copies of service record material is on display.
Now OPEN–Living Legacies
The Carnegie Library of Brazos Valley History in Bryan, Texas is now showing a photographic exhibit entitled Living Legacies–featuring the living sons and daughters holding a photograph of their World War I parent (or nephews and nieces if the veteran never married or had no children). Each living person will contribute some of their memories. See Carolyn [nee Herzog] Teeter below with her father, Henry Herzog of Kurten, Texas.
“Patriotism meant so much to him. Armistice Day was always important to us. He stressed we were Americans. He changed the German pronunciation of our last name from Herr-zoch to Herzog. When it got cold, he would remind us that this is ‘nothing like it was in France or Germany.’ ”