Wayland Remembers World War I
PLAINVIEW – Although it’s been 100 years since the end of World War I, looking back at The Great Ward reminds us of the sacrifice of so many who served at home and abroad. The history department at Wayland Baptist University has prepared a week-long remembrance in honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.
Beginning Nov. 5, Wayland professors and students will host special sessions with presentations on various topics dealing with The Great War. A kickoff symposium luncheon will take place at 12 p.m. on Nov. 5 in the McClung University Center, room 211. A special WWI exhibit will also open in the Museum of the Llano Estacado.
Tuesday’s events will include student presentations on the “Culture of War in Amer-I-Can,” and faculty presentations on “Women in World War I,” the Salvation Army’s role in the war and a look at High Plains genealogy.
Thursday presentations will look at the “Destruction and Shell Shock of World War I,” “Propaganda in World War I,” “World War I British Poetry,” and a special look at the film “The Lost Battalion.” The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Nunn Business Building auditorium.
Saturday’s football game will include a special halftime recognition of all veterans. The stadium will also be decorated for Veteran’s Day which falls on Sunday, Nov. 11 – the day WWI ended 100 years ago. Many area churches will participate on Sunday morning with a moment of silence and Wayland’s carillon bells will play a special tribute to veterans.
The public is invited to attend any of the events at Wayland. For more information click on the WWI Symposium link at www.wbu.edu.