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.
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August 12, 2017
Military Appreciation Day for all state parks
November 10, 2017, 7:30 p.m.
“War and the Human Heart”
American Festival Chorus and Orchestra, Logan
November 10, 2017
Veteran’s Day Program
University of Utah, Salt Lake City
April 14, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
“How They Fought: Guns, Grenades, Gas, Bayonets and Rifles”: living history demonstration by Chip Guarente
Chapman Branch Library, Salt Lake City
May 19, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Re-dedication of the Chapman Branch Library with color guard by men in WWI uniforms
Event listings will be updated regularly. If you know of a WWI-related event in Utah, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: