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Re: 100th Anniversary of World War I

From: domainremoved <barbara>
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2018 20:50:06 +0000 (UTC)

Thank you, Tom! This is impressive. I'll reach out to Sup. Slocum's office if I don't hear from them soon. I'm available on Armistice Day before 1pm for local centennial activities, but am booked later in the day.
Cheers, Barbara Wilcox 

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  On Tue, Sep 11, 2018 at 10:03 AM, Thomas Weissmiller<tarzantom_at_(domainremoved)
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UPDATE AS OF Sep 10, 2018 (as best as I know)

  

Purpose

To enhance Veteran’s Day activities in the San Francisco Bay Area by connecting persons and groups with historical knowledge of World War I with local communities and Veterans organizations to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice of World War I on the San Francisco Peninsula.

  

General

 The San Francisco Peninsula was active in the war effort.  Camp Fremont, located in Menlo Park, Palo Alto and Stanford was one of 32 Army training camps in the United States to train National Guard soldiers.  Thanks to the Menlo Park Historical Association and author Barbara Wilcox, much of the history of Camp Fremont and the SF Peninsula is documented.  The story is exciting, and this is a great opportunity to share this important time in history with veterans and the community.  Many WWI records are digitized and available through Ancestory.com.  The San Mateo County Libraries and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Family History Centers have free access to Ancestory.com and can assist persons to search records of ancestors that were part of the war effort.

  

Knowing our history is a good thing.  With Camp Fremont and the ability to locate digitized records, this history becomes tangible and personal. 

  

 Barbara Wilcox, wrote a book as a graduate student at Stanford, World War I Army Training by San Francisco Bay, The Story of Camp Fremont, published 2016.  Jim Lewis and Bo Crane of the Menlo Park Historical Association are planning an event specifically for this occasion in Menlo Park.   



My nephew asked if anything was going on locally to commemorate the 100th Anniversary.  I am a retired Army Officer and involved with veteran activities.  My regimental affiliation is with the 159th Infantry Regiment whose crest includes the fleur-de-lis for its participation in WWI.  I served on active duty at Hunter Liggett Military Reservation, and later drilled at Fort Hunter Liggett with the California Army National Guard.  The post was named after Lieutenant General Hunter Liggett who served under General Pershing in WWI. He retired in San Francisco and is buried at the Presidio of San Francisco.  I was again involved with Hunter Liggett in 1995 as the Base Realignment and Closure officer for the National Guard Bureau.  Through Ancestory.com I was able to find my uncle’s draft registration and his name on a ship manifest.  I also found my aunt who served as a nurse in WWI.    

  

Resolution to Honor and Commemorate the 100th Year Anniversary

Marci Dragun, Senior Legislative Aide to Supervisor Warren Slocum, District 4 graciously volunteered to draft a resolution for the County Board of Supervisors to recognize the 100th Anniversary of World War I and Camp Fremont.  Marci will be contacting Jim Lewis, President of the Menlo Park Historical Association and Barbara Wilcox to assist with the resolution. 

  

This resolution, or a similar version, can be adopted by other cities and towns in San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties.

  

Points of Contact

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Representing
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Name
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Phone
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Email
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Menlo Park Historical Association
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Jim Lewis / Bo Crane
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650-330-2522
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mphistorical_at_(domainremoved)
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Author of book on Camp Fremont
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Barbara Wilcox
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510-372‐7755
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babspmalone_at_(domainremoved)
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County of San Mateo, District 4, (Legislative Aide)
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Marci Dragun
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650-599-1021
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mdragun_at_(domainremoved)
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San Mateo County Veterans Commission (President)
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Hank Sherf
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650-464-0856
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hscherf_at_(domainremoved)
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Veterans Administration, Palo Alto (Public Affairs)
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Michael Hill-Jackson
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650-849-1222
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michael.hill-jackon_at_(domainremoved)
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VA, Golden Gate National Cemetery (Avenue of Flags)
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Kathy McCall
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650-589-7737
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Kathleen.mccall_at_(domainremoved)
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United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County
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Gene Fanucchi
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GBF22SJ_at_(domainremoved)
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American Legion Post 105, Redwood City
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Romie Bassetto
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650-207-0426
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Post105rc_at_(domainremoved)
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American Legion Post 82,

San Mateo
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AC Ralston
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650-533-5519
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Alpost82_at_(domainremoved)
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Stanford Historical Society
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Laura Jones
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650-725-3332
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historicalsociety_at_(domainremoved)
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Palo Alto Historical Association
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650-329-2353
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paha_at_(domainremoved)
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California Military History Curator
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SGM Daniel M. Sebby
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916-768-4249
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daniel.m.sebby_at_(domainremoved)
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California National Guard (State Adjutant General)
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Major General David Baldwin
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david.s.baldwin.mil_at_(domainremoved)
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San Mateo County Libraries
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Joanna Arteaga La Spina
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650-323-0362
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Arteaga_la_spina_at_(domainremoved)
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Menlo Park Family History Center
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David Ellison
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650-704-6118
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fhellison_at_(domainremoved)
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Thomas Weissmiller
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650-218-6386
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tarzantom_at_(domainremoved)
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Veterans Day Activities (currently known – there maybe more)

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Day, Date & Time
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Sponsor / Location
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More Information
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Sun, Nov 11

10:30am
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Avenue of Flags /

Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno
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https://sites.google.com/site/avenueofflagsggnc/
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Sun, Nov 11

11:00am
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Menlo Park Historical Association / TBD
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https://sites.google.com/site/mphistorical/home/

https://sites.google.com/site/mphistorical/home/camp-fremont
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Sun, Nov 11 11:00am
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United Veterans Council of Santa Clara County
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http://www.uvcscc.org/

  
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TBD
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VA Hospital, Menlo Park
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Feel free to exchange ideas and share.  This is a real opportunity showcase our history. 

  

61 days to November 11, 2018

  
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Tom 

Thomas Weissmiller (Weiβmϋller)

US Army, LTC (Ret)

US Volunteers, COL, G3

San Mateo, CA  94402

H: 650-375-8311

C: 650-218-6386

  
  


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Received on Tue Sep 11 2018 - 13:49:48 PDT

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