Tag Archives: World War I

Centennial Celebration: Historic Armistice Chapel in Yountville turns 100

CalVet Secretary Dr. Vito Imbasciani joined local dignitaries at last month’s Veterans Day ceremony commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Historic Armistice Chapel on the Yountville Veterans Home campus. Constructed in 1917 and opened in November of 1918, the chapel was originally commemorated as the Armistice Chapel following four years of fighting overseas and the […]

Native American veterans celebrate history and heritage today in Sacramento

Hundreds of Native American Indian tribes converged on the State Capitol Friday morning to participate in the 51st annual Native American Day in Sacramento. The event, which honored our state’s Native American culture and emphasized the importance of partnerships between tribal leaders and state governments, included family-friendly cultural and traditional activities, informational workshops, traditional performers, […]

California’s Native American Day to be celebrated at the Capitol this month

On Friday, September 28, California will honor the service and sacrifice of all its Native American veterans with the 51st annual Native American Day ceremony. The event begins at 9 a.m. on the west steps of the State Capitol building and includes music, festivities, vendors and special addresses from California State Superintendent of Public Instruction […]

World War I exhibit opens in downtown Sacramento

A new history exhibit provides a rare glimpse of World War I through artifacts and photographs of California soldiers who served. The exhibit, hosted by the California Military Department and the California State Library, includes personal diaries and photographs from the time, as well as recruiting posters, period arms, uniforms, and division flags. California in World […]

Remembering the War That Changed the World

by Courtland Jindra, California World War I Centennial Task Force co-director and amateur historian This month we enter into the final year of a worldwide Centennial Commemoration of the war that changed the world. On April 6th, 1917 the United States entered the First World War. A hundred years later, Americans have largely forgotten the […]