Now all roads lead to France and heavy is the tread
Of the living; but the dead returning lightly dance.
Edward Thomas, Roads

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Centennial at the Grass Roots: World War I Memorials in Virginia (and Much More!)

Another great state level commemorative project has emerged in Virginia. This growing site is filled with material on the Commonwealth's Great War experience. In addition to memorials, there are personality profiles, correspondence, articles, and features on the military units in which Virginians served like the 29th National Guard and 80th "Blue Ridge" National Army divisions.

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  1. A visit to the Virginia War Museum 9285 Warwick Blvd. Newport News has an excellent WWI collection related to the Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation as well other exhibits celebrating Virginia's part of World War I

  2. My maternal grandfather, Private Garland Marion Bradshaw, from Hopewell, VA, served with the A.E.F. in France from 12/12/1917 through 5/24/1919. His civilian vocation was chauffeur and he was an Army driver for General John J. Pershing during WWI.