WWI exhibit ribbon cutting ceremony commemorates 100th anniversary of American entry into WWI
The Maryland National Guard’s Maryland Military Historical Society hosts a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new World War I exhibit in the Maryland Museum of Military History at the Fifth Regiment Armory in Baltimore, Md., April 6, 2017. The opening of the “Over There” exhibit commemorates the 100th anniversary of the American entry into World War I, and highlights the role of Maryland men and women in the war.
Lt. Gov. Boyd K. Rutherford, Maj. Gen. Linda Singh, the Adjutant General, and David Craig, the executive director of the Maryland World War I Commission all spoke about Maryland’s role in World War I. The Maryland National Guard Honor Guard presented the colors, and the Maryland Defense Force Band played during the ceremony.
After the ceremony Maryland historian Bob Mullauer gave a lecture on the impact and an overview of World War I.
“Maryland is heir to a proud tradition, to a proud military heritage. Our sons and daughters have fought in every war since the Revolution. They have made incredible sacrifices fighting to protect our way of life,” said Rutherford.