Whether you call it The War to End All Wars,
The Great War, or simply World War 1, this
tragic period of world history officially
came to an end on the 11th minute
of the 11th hour of the 11th
day of the 11th month of 1918.
will mark the 100th anniversary of this
important date and commemorative events will
take place worldwide with Rhode Island being
Please join the Middletown Historical
Society as we welcome Mr. Matthew McCoy as
he presents an overview of the work of the
Rhode Island World War One Centennial
Commission that is coordinating Rhode
Island's remembrance of the war. In
addition, Matt will provide a briefing on
the workings of the draft registration
program in our state.
Although there are no longer any living
veterans of The Great War, it is important
that their descendents and indeed, all of us
to keep the memory of their sacrifice alive.