From:          The Museum of American Armor

Contact:          Rubenstein Associates

Howard Cannon (212) 843- 8072 CELL (973)985-9845

Community Calendar Editors

During the Centennial of America’s entry into World War I, living historians to present period displays, uniforms and artifacts beside a century old military tank

On Sunday, February 25th, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., a squad of World War I living historians will present artifacts, displays, uniforms and military tactics alongside an operational World War I tank at the Museum of American Armor, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage, to mark the centennial of America’s entry into The Great War.

Between 1917 and 1918, Long Island’s Camp Upton was the embarkation point for some 40,000 “Dough Boys” destined for the front were, after training, were placed on Long Island Rail Road cars and traveled west destined for piers in either Brooklyn or Hoboken, New Jersey.

 What:  Observing the nation’s WW I Centennial with a display of   uniforms, tactics and artifacts beside an operational WW I tank.

 When:   Sunday, February 25th between 10:00 and 3:00 p.m.

Where: Museum of American Armor, 1303 Round Swamp Road, Old Bethpage.