World War I

The Cincinnati Museum Center is marking the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles ending World War I with an exposition featuring images not displayed since 1919.

Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Great War ended on Armistice Day in November 1918; by June 8, 1919, the city of Reading was dedicating a memorial to the 224 soldiers from there and surrounding communities.

How The Great War Changed The Course Of History

Nov 14, 2018
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U.S. Army

The "war to end all wars" began with Austria-Hungary's declaration of war on Serbia on July 28, 1914. The fighting ended when Germany accepted the armistice terms demanded by the Allies, on November 11, 1918. More than 17 million military personnel and civilians died, including 116,000 Americans.

Provided

The Disabled American Veterans, or DAV, was first imagined at a 1919 Christmas party in Cincinnati. It was officially created as the Disabled American Veterans of the World War on September 25, 1920, at its first National Caucus, held in Cincinnati's Memorial Hall. 

Michael E. Keating

A young black man from Glendale, whose remains lay in Springfield Township's Beech Grove Cemetery, is a symbol of how the contributions of African-American soldiers in World War I were nearly forgotten.