WWI Enlisted man's branch of service was identified by the color of hat cord, color gray meant commissary corps (food, cook). Tin is for carrying pepper, salt and sugar. Shaving and sewing kit 1917-1918.
WWI STORY FOR VETERANS DAY
Sunday, November 11 from 2-4 p.m. Ethnic Heritage Museum will honor the 100th anniversary of the Armistice of World War I.
At 2:15 p.m. Lynell Cannell will tell the story of Harry Morris, a Rockford man Killed in action in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, the greatest battle fought by the AEF.
Visitors to the museum may tour the Irish Gallery and learn about Harry Morris and his experiences during this war. Local historian Terry Dyer will have on display memorabilia from Camp Grant. This special event is free to the public on the Sunday November 11 date. Donations to the museum are always appreciated. The display can be viewed prior to the presentation Sunday. Tour groups may schedule another tour day during the week to visit all the galleries by calling the museum at 815 962-7402.
See you at the museum for a glimpse into why we celebrate Veterans Day!