The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is now 100 years old. Noted historian and retired Archivist in Yolo County, Mel Russell has created an exhibition detailing how that monument was created and also telling the story of "our boys" (soldiers from Yolo County) in World War One. The exhibit will have an opening on Friday, 7 October 2022, with a brief outdoor ceremony honoring ALL veterans and then a tour of the exhibit, which is inside the County Admin (Erwin Meier) Building next to the old Courthouse. The next day, 8 October, is Woodland's "Stroll Through History" and the exhibit will be open with Mel leading tours at 10, 11, 12, and 1. There will be docents there on Veteran's Day, Friday, 11/11/22, from 10:00am thru 2:00pm.
On weekdays, everyone may view this exhibit -- "Honoring the Dead of WWI: A Photographic Exhibition Commemorating the Centennial of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Yolo County Fallen" anytime the building is open -- Monday (10/10/22) through Tuesday, (11/29/22) from 9am - 3pm.
But MOST of this episode is about WW1 -- how it started, who was on which side, how it ended, who fought where/when -- and about the changes WW1 caused in America and the world. Today we are still dealing with issues which started back then. The war started in 1914, the US entered in 1917, and we were bringing home soldiers in 1920-1922. This is a fascinating hour, ending with some of the music of the time.
Please join us at the ceremony honoring our veterans -- 5:45pm, Friday, 7 October 2022, at 725 Court St (outside the old Courthouse).