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My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I

This Weekend
Daily, Now - November 29, 2018
From: 10:00 AM to 05:30 PM DAILY

Through personal correspondence written on the frontlines and home front, this centennial exhibition uncovers the history of America’s involvement in World War I. The compelling selection of letters illuminates emotions and thoughts engendered by the war that brought America onto the world stage; raised complex questions about gender, race and ethnic relations; and ushered in the modern era. Included are previously unpublished letters by General John Pershing, the general who led the American Expeditionary Forces and a person who understood the power of the medium. In his postwar letter that begins “My fellow soldiers,” he recognized each individual under his command for bravery and service. My Fellow Soldiers: Letters from World War I was created by the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in collaboration with the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University.

Event Location

National Postal Museum
2 Massachusetts Ave. NE,
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Capitol Hill


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