For Immediate Release
April 4, 2017
Majority Director of Communications
Utah House of Representatives
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Commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. entering World War I
Salt Lake City – Representative Stephen Handy, sponsor of H.C.R. 2 Concurrent Resolution Recognizing the United States and Utah’s Participation in World War I, to speak at a ceremony to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of the U.S. entering World War I.
This resolution recognizes the United States’ and Utah’s participation in the Great War, which spanned from July 28, 1914, to November 11, 1918. It also helps the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs and the Utah Department of Heritage establish a Utah World War I Centennial Commission. The purpose of the future Commission is to develop a statewide awareness campaign to recognize the history of the war, the role of the U.S. military played, the impact of the war on America’s and Utah’s society and culture and to remember those who served and those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.
This event, co-sponsored by the Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs and the Utah Division of State History, is open to the public. The event will feature several speakers, music and artifacts from the period.
Utah Department of Veterans and Military Affairs
The Utah Division of State History
Rep. Stephen Handy, R-Layton
Remembering the Great War – Commemorating the Centennial Anniversary of the United States’ entry into the first world war
Utah State Capitol – Rotunda
350 State St., Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Thursday, April 6, 2017, at 10 a.m.
For more information and details about the commemorative period, please visit history.utah.gov.