USS Cole Bombing: The Road to 9/11

On the morning of October 12, 2000, the USS Cole was attacked in Yemen’s Aden harbor by two suicide bombers piloting a small boat loaded with an estimated 700 pounds of explosives. The subsequent blast tore a 40-by-60-foot gash in the side of the guided-missile destroyer, claimed the lives of

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The Life and Letters of World War I Aerial Observer Lt. Mortimer M. Lawrence – October 1917

Sunday, October 14, 1917   Dear Folks:- Well the first stage is over at any rate.  There are 26 men leaving here tomorrow on account of physical, mental or other disqualification.  I am not one of them.  But I understand there are several other men who are to be reexamined

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TALKING SPIRITS: FOREST HILL CEMETERY TOUR PRESENTED BY THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Julie Embling  (414) 270-7187 jembling@laughlin.com   TALKING SPIRITS: FOREST HILL CEMETERY TOUR PRESENTED BY THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM What:              Talking Spirits Cemetery Tour XIX This annual event offers the public a chance to connect with the spirits of Wisconsin’s Civil War veterans and citizens buried at

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WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM AND PARTNERS TO HOST “WORLD WAR 100: A CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM”

Contact: Karen Burch Senior Marketing Specialist  (608) 264-6086 karen.burch@dva.wisconsin.gov FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM AND PARTNERS TO HOST “WORLD WAR 100: A CENTENNIAL SYMPOSIUM” Conference marks centennial observance of WWI; National and international scholars examine Great War’s legacy MADISON, Wis. (Sept. 26, 2017) – The Wisconsin Veterans Museum today

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THE WISCONSIN VETERANS MUSEUM JOINS SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE’S 13th ANNUAL MUSEUM DAY LIVE!

September 15, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Wisconsin Veterans Museum Joins Smithsonian magazine’s 13th Annual Museum Day Live!  Free Admission, explore the new World War I Centennial Exhibit, and receive 20% off in-store purchase on September 23, 2017, with a Downloadable Museum Day Live! Ticket MADISON, Wis. (September 15th, 2017)

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Wisconsin Veterans and September 11, 2001

  It has been sixteen years since the events of September 11, 2001. That fateful day prompted the nation into action, and within two years the United States was involved in two conflicts in the Middle East, participating in what has been termed “the Global War on Terrorism.” With the

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The Life and Letters of World War I Aerial Observer Lt. Mortimer M. Lawrence – September 1917

Fort Sill, Sept. 23rd Dear Folks:- Well the suit case arrived yesterday noon and everything was O.K.  Thank you for all the trouble you took in packing it, also for the chocolate papers, etc. The cookies also came and were very welcome.  We all enjoyed them.  Thank you and come

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MEDIA ALERT: NEW WWI EXHIBIT FACT SHEET, “WWI BEYONG THE TRENCHES: Stories from the Front”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   World War I Centennial Between the United States entering the First World War on April 6, 1917, and the armistice on November 11, 1918, more than 122,000 Wisconsin men and women served. Museum’s First Story-Based Exhibit The Wisconsin Veterans Museum marks the centennial of the Great

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A War by Invention by Kevin Hampton

Commonly referred to at the time as the “War to End All Wars,” World War I was in fact not a “last” but a “first.” Innovations in technology, tactics, and equipment ushered in a new era of warfare that defined how wars were fought for the next one hundred years.

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The Life and Letters of World War I Aerial Observer Lt. Mortimer M. Lawrence – August 1917

Co. C. 41st Infantry, Fort Snelling, Minn., Aug. 2, 1917. Dear Folks:- Received your letters and yesterday afternoon received by parcel post a bundle of Saturday Evening Posts from April 7th to July 28th inclusive. They were all labeled B.K. Mills and had a Western Malleables tag so I judged

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