Woonsocket in Providence County, Rhode Island — The American Northeast (New England)
World War I 100th Anniversary
This day commemorates the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice ending World War I on November II, 1918. This centennial observance is made to honor all Woonsocket military service personnel who have gone before us.
On November 13, 1921, upon request of our local American Legion, Field Marshal Ferdinand Foch of France, Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces during the war, visited Woonsocket to thank America for its aid to France. As General John Pershing had exclaimed upon arrival of the American Expeditionary Force in June, 1917-- "Lafayette, we are here!"-- an acknowledgment of France's crucial aid in the winning of American independence.
David Malone--Commander American Legion, Department of Rhode Island
Robert Lafort--Woonsocket Fairmount Post 85 Commander
Dr. Patrick T. Conley--President of the Heritage Harbor Foundation
Albert R. Beauparlant -Chairman, Woonsocket Post 85 Historian
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, World I. A significant day of the year for for this entry is May 31.
Location. 42° 0.448′ Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Woonsocket RI 02895, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. World War II Monument (here, next to this marker); World War II Ends (a few steps from this marker); World War II Begins (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Stalingrad (a few steps from this marker); Battle of the Bulge (a few steps from this marker); Battle of the Atlantic (a few steps from this marker); General George S. Patton, Jr. (a few steps from this marker); D-Day (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Woonsocket.
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