World War I

World War I Centenary
5:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Century-Old War Leaves Lasting Impact On St. Louis German Identity

Celebrating the end of WWI, a company of the 138th Infantry marches on 12th Street (now Tucker Boulevard), May 9th, 1919.
Missouri History Museum

World War I collared the spread of German culture and language across the globe. Though far from the front lines, St. Louis’s vibrant German community was no exception. 

A hundred years ago, the growth of the city had largely been driven by thousands of Germanic immigrants who built and controlled large swaths of government, industry, education, and religion. The Great War tested and ultimately transformed that influence in many ways that linger today.

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5:04 pm
Fri November 8, 2013

A Capella Musical Based On A True Story Of WWI Opens At Mustard Seed Theatre

The cast of "All is Calm."
(Courtesy Mustard Seed Theatre)

In remembrance of Veteran’s Day, Mustard Seed Theatre is presenting “All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914.” The a cappella musical is based on a true story from the front lines during World War I.

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WWI Veteran
4:05 pm
Tue March 1, 2011

Flags lowered in Mo. for WWI veteran

Frank Woodruff Buckles, age 16, U.S. Regular Army, First Ft. Riley Casual Detachment of 102 men. Flags will be lowered in select locations of Mo. until March 8, 2011 to honor Buckles, who died Sunday. (via Wikimedia Commons/ U.S. Library of Congress)

Flags are being lowered in Missouri for the last surviving American to serve in World War I.

Missouri native Frank Buckles died Sunday at the age of 110 at his farm in West Virginia. He was born in the Harrison County town of Bethany and also lived as a child in Vernon County.

Buckles lied about his age to enlist in the Army and served during the war in England and France.

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WWI Veteran
4:58 pm
Mon February 28, 2011

Last U.S. Veteran Of World War I, Mo. Native, Dies At Age 110

Frank Buckles at 106 years old wearing his French military decoration, the Légion d'honneur, for an interview with the U.S. Library of Congress in 2007.
(Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Library of Congress)