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Program Explores Fort Niagara in World War One

by remerson

Free Veterans Day Program at the Fort Niagara Officers Club

Mon, Nov 3rd 2014 04:00 pm

Fort Niagara's Role in the First World War is the topic of a special Veterans Day program at the Fort Niagara Officers Club. The program begins at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday November 11 with an overview of the Fort's physical plant during 1917-1918. A power point presentation will illustrate the base's layout and many of the structures that stood during the United States' involvement in the Great War. Special focus will be given to the Reserve Officers Training Corps camps at the Fort in 1917. During that year, ROTC candidates dug an intricate system of European-style trenches at today's beach area of Fort Niagara State Park. They trained in modern battlefield tactics, signaling, map making and other areas of military science. Following the Officers Club presentation, there will be a walking tour of Fort Niagara State Park to view the areas illustrated in the power point presentation. Visitors will also be able to view special displays of World War One photos and memorabilia. The program is free and open to the public.