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Senate of Pennsylvania
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session


Posted: August 2, 2018 03:36 PM
From: Senator Randy Vulakovich and Sen. Jay Costa
To: All Senate members
Subject: World War I Armistice - 100th Anniversary
In the near future, we plan to introduce a resolution commemorating the centennial of the cessation of hostilities of World War I, with Germany signing an armistice agreement on November 11, 1918.

The United States entered into World War I on April 6, 1917, following German maritime aggression against our merchant and supply ships, which killed both American servicemen and civilians alike. After nineteen months of hard-fought war, which saw the first use of such technologies as aircraft carriers, submarines, and tanks, all of which served as the foundation upon which we have built and developed our warfighting capabilities today. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania made significant contributions to the war effort as well, producing more than half of the steel used by the Allied powers during the war and purchasing more than $3 billion in Victory and Liberty bonds. On November 11, 2018, the United States will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the effective end of World War I.

Please join us in recognizing this important occasion, and reflecting upon and honoring the service and sacrifice of millions of Americans who fought bravely to defend freedom and democracy.

Introduced as SR478