Illinois State Military Museum Debuting New WWI Exhibit
SPRINGFIELD, IL (11/08/2017) (readMedia)-- The exhibit commemorates the 33rd Infantry Division's involvement in WWI and the individual acts of bravery shown on the battlefield. 2017 is the centennial commemoration of United States entry into World War I.
Illinois State Military Museum
Unveiling of “Individual Acts of Bravery: Illinois Citizen Soldiers in the Great War” a World War I exhibit highlighting the 33rd Infantry Division’ involvement.
|WHEN:||Thursday November 09, 2017 at 06:30PM Central Time (US & Canada)|
|WHERE:||1301 N. MacArthur Blvd
Springfield, Illinois 62702
The 33rd Infantry Division suffered nearly 1,000 killed and 5,871 wounded During WWI. They received 5,415 replacements. The Division is credited with 9 Medals of Honor, one of which is displayed at the Illinois State Military Museum. In addition to the 9 Medals of Honor, the Illinois National Guard’s 33rd Division received other awards including over 224 Distinguished Service Crosses, 143 Croix de Guerres from their French allies and 800 other citations for gallantry.
Contact the Illinois National Guard Public Affairs Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-761-3569.