April 2017 marks the centennial of America’s entry into World War I, a defining conflict of the modern era.
To commemorate the sacrifice and involvement of Utahns in the Great War, the Utah WWI Commission will provide information and resources to the public.
The commission is offering small grants to encourage Utahns to recognize the impact of WWI in their communities. Projects could include:
- Guest lectures
- Community memorial programs
- WWI monument cleaning, tracking, or repair
- Community WWI history
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Event listings will be updated regularly. If you know of a WWI-related event in Utah, email us at email@example.com.
Military Appreciation Day for all state parks
Utah State University: Musical program by Craig Jessop
University of Utah: Veteran’s Day program
Educational resources: Curriculum and more, searchable by grade level, subject, and type
Utah and World War I: special issue of Utah Historical Quarterly
Utah and the Great War: The Beehive State and the World War I Experience, ed. by Allan Kent Powell: a collection of essays exploring the complexity of WWI and its impact on Utahns
Splinters of a Nation: German Prisoners of War in Utah: documentary film about German POWs in Utah and the Salina massacre
Utah in the World War, by Noble Warrum: published under the auspices of the Utah Council of Defense in 1924
The Great War, from American Experience
At our April 6th commemorative event, Dr. Robert Means read two poems about the WWI experience. Follow these links for the text of these poems: