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WORLD WAR I Living History Comes To Governors Island Doughboy Day at Fort Jay SATURDAY, September 17
The centennial of American involvement in the "Great War" is in 2017 and this group of volunteer reenactors will share the story of U.S. participation. Both men and women will be in full uniform and provide displays and talks about the role America played in World War I. It is free and suitable for all ages.
Ebony Doughboys (ebonydoughboys.org)
Visiting authors will tell the stories of New York City involvement in the war, Governors Island's role in supporting the war, and key U.S. victories at the Hindenburg Line and Meuse-Argonne.
Actress Laurie Gaulke will represent women in the war with her show, Doughnuts for Doughboys: A Salvation Army Lassie in Neuvilly.
The events run 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Governors Island National Monument. The displays will be on the Parade Ground, the Ebony Doughboys will be in the Castle Williams Gazebo, and talks will be in Fort Jay.
Governors Island is located in New York Harbor, 1/2 mile from the southern tip of Lower Manhattan and 400 yards west of Brooklyn's Red Hook waterfront. Ferry service is provided from Battery Maritime Building at 10 South Street on the corner of South and Whitehall Streets (next to the Staten Island ferry terminal). Ferry service is provided from Brooklyn Bridge Park's Pier 6 at the end of Atlantic Avenue. Commercial ferry service is provided by the East River Ferry and serves several points on the East River. Ferries run every half hour. For a ferry schedule: https://govisland.com/
Governors Island National Monument (nps.gov/gois)
World War One Centennial Committee for New York City (wwi100nyc.org)
U.S. World War One Centennial Commission (worldwar1centennial.org)
For more information please visit http://governorsislandguide.com/
Kevin C. Fitzpatrick
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