Sheffield To Host Village 1 and World War I Nitrate Plant Centennial Program

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SHEFFIELD-The City of Sheffield will celebrate northwest Alabama’s contributions to World War I on Saturday, September 29, 2018 at The Village School located at 206 Chickamauga Street, Sheffield beginning at 10 a.m.
Numerous historical presentations on the project’s community impact, organizations and community’s patriotic contributions to World War I will take place in the historic Village School Auditorium built by the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps. This program will begin promptly at 10 a.m. Seating is first come—first served. Program sponsored by: Sheffield Historical Commission.

Program Speaker Line-up
1000 – 1025 – Tom McKnight, (U.N.) “Military History Overview: A Veteran’s Call for National Unity“
1025 – 1055 – Arthur Graves, Lt. Col. USAF (Ret) “Local Veterans of World War I”
11 – 11:30am – Scott Angle, PhD. “Nitrate History: Muscle Shoals has Fed the World”
11:45- 12:15am – Greg & Malinda Harrison, “A History of Village One”
12:30 – 1pm – Major General Buddy Moore, “Competence, Courage, and Bravery of North
Alabamians during Time of War”
1:15 – 1:45pm – Laurence A. Lyons, PhD. “Wireless Technology and WWI”
2 – 2:30pm – Marty T. Olliff, PhD. Director of The Wiregrass Archives “The Montgomery Cooperative Canning Club: A Case Study in Civilian Mobilization”
2:45 – 3:15pm – Jim Brown, PhD. “German Nationalism – A Major Factor in WWI”
3:30 – 4pm – Bob England, NWSCC Emeritus “The Treaty of Versailles and Serbian Victory in the
Great War”

• Free Centennial Birthday Cake – Free Bottled Water (while supplies last)
• Live Music – Historical Presentations
• Antique Cars – Food Vendors
• Gifts and Memorabilia – Home Tours Available
For further information: (256) 383-0783

Media Release/Thomas McKnight

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