Forgotten Soldiers: the African-American Men of Staunton & Augusta in WWI" by Melissa Patrick and Laten Bechtel
The talk is sponsored by the Augusta County Historical Society and will be held at the Augusta County Government Center, Verona.
Free Admission For All Veterans, Active Military & their families At The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library & Museum
Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library In recognition of President Woodrow Wilson’s involvement in the formation of Veterans Day all veterans, active military members, and their families will be entitled to free admission to the Presidential Library and Museum on Veteran’s Day. Admission includes guided tours of President Wilson’s Birthplace and self-guided tours of the Woodrow Wilson Museum, which includes the President’s 1919 Pierce-Arrow limousine and the World War I trench exhibit.
Celebrate Armistice Day and learn about Naval history and the heritage from World War I to World War II. Discover uniforms from the period and learn how they changed over time. After learning about them, design your own military patch like the sailors and even soldiers wore.
100th Anniversary of Armistice Day - The Stonewall Brigade Museum - Open to the Public - Free Admission but Donation Requested
From 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM, World War One exhibit with trench focusing on the WWI story of the local military unit, the 116th Infantry Regiment, Also with heavy refreshments and special Commemoration Ceremony with France via Live link at 5:00 PM.
The parade route starts at Augusta and Frederick streets, then east on Frederick to Market streets, south on Market to Beverley streets and west on Beverley Street to the disband point at the corner of West Beverley and Washington streets. The public is invited to come out and line the streets to support our veterans.
Come see a World War I Navy living history program and “enlist” in the military! Learn about World War I and the Navy, and discover uniforms and artifacts from the period. Enter a tent and go back in time to see how the Navy was growing and changing during the war, and how it led to the Navy we think of today.
Thomas Howie National Guard Armory and Gypsy Hill Park, Staunton, VA, Open to the Public. Registration can be online and Details in the attached Flyer. Links to register: https://www.active.com/staunton-va/running/distance-running-races/26th-annual-116th-infantry-regiment-5k-event-2018?int= or: https://116thfoundation.org/5krace/
"Romeo and Juliet" - the story of warring factions and the search for peace in a troubled time.
Come to Staunton Downtown for this annual event of fun shopping and eating. Entertainment will be strolling and stationary. Find your favorite store and restaurant and enjoy a night out on the town! Enjoy cider and cupcakes by Sweet Nana Cakes while you shop and get 20% off your enitre purchase!
Benjamin K. Roe of the Heifetz Institute examines how World War I both coincided with and triggered dramatic upheavals in music from classical to popular, shifting the cultural landscape from the Age of Monarchs to Modernism. The presentation will include both recorded and live performances (by cellist Ana Abrantes and pianist Lynne Mackey of the Heifetz Institute’s PEG program) that will evoke all the turmoil, anguish, passion and even humor of the age, from here to “Over There,” spanning from the jingoistic, nationalistic fervor of the prewar era, typified by works like Edward Elgar’s Shakespeare-inspired “Pomp and Circumstance,” to the postwar experimentalism of such figures as Schoenberg, Zoltan Kodaly, and even John Alden Carpenter, composer of the “Krazy Kat Jazz Pantomime.
From 10:00 AM to 9 PM, World War One exhibit with trench focusing on the WWI story of the local military unit, the 116th Infantry Regiment, Also with refreshments and movie "All Quiet on the Western Front" (Original Version) from 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM. 566 Lee Highway, Verona VA 24482
Two who served: The tale of two Valley boys and the Great War Presentation by Gregg Clemmer and Nancy Sorrells Sponsored by the Augusta County Historical Society
Historians and authors Gregg Clemmer and Nancy Sorrells will tell the stories of their family’s almost forgotten soldiers – two local boys (Ashby Forrest Painter and Herman Leonard Clemmer) who represent the thousands of young men who went off to serve their country in WWI and never returned home. And, while the stories of the two men are typical of those who served in World War I, the twisting, turning detective work needed to uncover the facts are somewhat unusual. Clemmer’s story comes via a framed photograph found in a trash pile in Nebraska. Painter’s tale was uncovered on a nearly 70-year-old quilt in North Carolina.
The Stonewall Brigade Band is the oldest-continuous among over 2,000 community bands in the nation. Initially formed as a brass band, we have grown and changed into a community concert band with the usual woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments, averaging 70 playing members (out of about 100 on the active roll) on each Summer concert. Our age range is 12 through 85. The band has had well over 1000 members during its long history. Our members come from several Shenandoah Valley cities and counties, and other areas of the Virginia and West Virginia.
Edmund is a native of Lynchburg, Virginia and the Curator of the 116th Infantry Regiment Foundation’s Stonewall Brigade Museum in Verona. Dr. Potter also teaches at Piedmont Virginia Community College and for the United States Air Force Graduate Program. He is an expert in World War I and earned his PhD from Auburn and his Masters from UVA.
Trumpet: Greg Corder and Brad Arnold
French Horn: Keith Smith
Trombone: Pete Echols
Tuba: Gordon Roberts
Mary Baldwin Choir - David Tate, Conductor
Jihye Lovelace, pianist
In a career that has spanned more than 40 years, Charles Culbertson has worked as a journalist, theater reviewer, historian, publisher, editor and public relations specialist. He is perhaps best known for his series of books focusing on the history of Staunton, Virginia. Some of his most popular works include "The Staunton, Virginia Anthology," "Staunton, Virginia: A Treasury of Historic Tales” (volumes 1 and 2)" and "Forgotten Hero: The Story of Jack Manch”.
The Ovation Singers is a Staunton based choral group created in 1985 to serve the specific needs of its audiences. Performing educational, historical, seasonal and entertaining concerts, using many of their own special musical arrangements, they offer programs relevant to the audiences' themes and events.
In this celebration of the 100th anniversary of The Great War Armistice, they will present a concert of music associated with the War and Staunton's own unique association with it.
Singing for festivals, celebrations, and civic or church events, they have become the Valley’s musical ambassadors, with appearances throughout Virginia, from Yorktown to The Homestead.
Caitlyn Alexander is a MBU student majoring in Anthropology/Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice Nancy Sorrells is a local historian and author. She sits on the Augusta County Historical Society Board and edits the society's history journal. Caitlyn is currently an ACHS intern where she is doing research on the influenza outbreak.
The Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra is pleased to join the Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library in presenting the inaugural concert of a week-long series of events commemorating the centennial of Armistice Day — the official end of World War I. The program will feature works inspired by and/or composed during or just following the Great War by Elgar, Fauré, Holst, and Korngold as well as patriotic selections by Bagley, Gould, and Sousa that were known to rally the Nation on behalf of our troops. Renowned concert cellist Jennifer Kloetzel will be the featured soloist. The concert will take place at First Presbyterian Church in Staunton, Virginia on Monday, November 5 at 7:00 PM. Admission is free, tickets are not required, and donations are welcome and greatly appreciated. For more information about the Waynesboro Symphony Orchestra, please visit our website at wsomusic.org.
VWIL Corps Hosts Flag Retirement Ceremony. A joint ceremony with local girl scouts, boy scouts, and Civil Air Patrol units. Please bring your worn or torn US flags to 215 N Market Street any day before November 5th, and we’ll take care of properly retiring.