Nov52018

100 YEAR ANNIVERSARY The End of WW1

 

Browns Valley, Ca.

On November 11, 2018 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The Browns Valley Cemetery will have a self guided tour of Civil War. World War 1 and World War ll Veterans

Browns Valley Cemetery District is located at 9403 Browns Valley School House Road,

Browns Valley, California. Refreshments Compliments of the BVCD Volunteers

World War I began in 1914, after the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, and lasted until 1918. During the conflict, Germany, Austria-Hungary, Bulgaria and the Ottoman Empire (the Central Powers) fought against Great Britain, France, Russia, Italy, Romania, Japan and the United States (the Allied Powers). At the 11th hour on the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, the Great War ended. At 5 a.m. that morning, Germany, bereft of manpower and supplies and faced with imminent invasion, signed an armistice agreement with the Allies in a railroad car

outside Compiégne, France. The total number of military and civilian casualties in World War I was about 40 million Seven Browns Valley men served in WWI. A brochure will be available at the Veteran’s Day Presentation.

Vicki Contente is well known for her extensive research in many areas of California history,

including the studies of Veterans interred in Browns Valley Cemetery. Vicki has now completed the Civil War, WWI and WWII Veteran research and will be sharing it with visitors. Informational posters will be placed at the Civil War and WWI grave sites.

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