Tag Archives: 1917

100 Years Ago: Two Years Before Armistice Day

I continue my articles about World War I, and what was happening in New Hampshire and the world 100 years ago, with a story about 11 November 1917. Though now we celebrate Veteran’s Day on November 11th, one hundred years … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: Fourth of July 1917

On July 4th 1917 the World was at War. Just a week earlier, on June 26 the first 14,000 United States infantry troops had landed in France, and were beginning to train for combat. The  local weather was temperate. The … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: Memorial Day of 1917

On May 30, 1917, almost 2 months after the United States joined in WWI and declared war against the German Empire, Memorial Day arrived. An important part of this day was teaching school children about patriotism. There were oratory contests … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: New Hampshire’s Irish Celebration of 1917

On March 17, 1917 New Hampshire, along with many other places in the United States, celebrated St. Patrick’s Day. No one knew that 20 days later, this country would be at war [announced April 6, 1917]. In New Hampshire where … Continue reading

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100 Years Ago: New Hampshire’s Valentine’s Day of 1917

New Hampshire’s weather was unsettled on Valentines Day, February 14, 1917. So was the nation, and the world. Unbeknown to lovers, sweethearts and the devoted, the entrance of the United States into the Great War was only two  months away. … Continue reading

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