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Friday, November 9, 2018 by The Press in Focus

LV MUSEUM:

A slide-lecture to commemorate World War I and Allentown’s Camp Crane will be presented at 1 p.m. Nov. 10, Lehigh Valley Heritage Museum, 432 W. Walnut St., Allentown.

After years of official neutrality, the United States joined the fight against Germany, to make the world “Safe for Democracy.”

U.S. soldiers trained as ambulance drivers and medical personnel at Camp Crane in the Allentown Fairgrounds, 17th and Chew and Liberty streets, Allentown.

“Most modern Americans view World War I, which ended 100 years ago on Nov. 11, 1918, as little more than a dry, distant historical footnote. Yet understanding World War I and its legacy is critical to understanding today’s international situation,” said Joseph Garrera, Executive Director of the Heritage Museum.

“World War I was one of the deadliest, most brutal wars in modern history. It raised issues such as national self-determination and civil rights for women, as well as the use of terrorism and weapons of mass destruction,” said Garrera.

The presentation will highlight wartime experiences of soldiers and allow attendees to view the last days of World War I through soldiers’ eyes.

Attendees will have the opportunity to share their stories about World War I that have been passed down through their families.

Information: lehighvalleyheritagemuseum.org; 610-435-1074