Over the past two years, Culver Academies has hosted special speakers and conducted special events to commemorate Culver’s involvement before, during, and after World War I. These links provide additional details as a supplement to the stories contained in the spring 2019 issue of the Culver Alumni Magazine (online here).
Culver History World War I archives: From pre-war preparedness to Culver’s great World War I contribution, to the post-war legends who visited and helped shape the campus and the centennial commemorations of 2018, a new collection on Culver’s Digital Vault presents hundreds of photos, documents, videos, and articles.
Paying our debt to the Gold Star men: Earn this . . . every day. That was the challenge issued to the “sons and daughters of Culver,” asking them to never break the faith with the 85 Gold Star men who died in World War I.
Developing that sense of duty: Coverage of Lt. Gen. John J. Woodmansee Jr. (U.S. Army, retired) speaking at the Nov. 10 dinner commemorating the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day.
Culver legacy with World War I ties: The Brumback family has Culver legacy stretching back more than a century, including ties to one of the Gold Star men of World War I.
Culver’s Gold Star men exhibition opens: Details surrounding the Gold Star men exhibition at the Crisp Visual Arts Center and how the portraits of those 68 men were discovered after more than 60 years. The exhibition runs through Aug. 2.
Hear Now the Roll Call: Curator Robert Nowalk recounts how the Gold Star portraits came to be, how they were found, and then restored.
Carroll seeking letters from Culver families: Andrew Carroll, the director of The Center for American War Letters, is hoping his Oct. 4, 2018, visit to Culver Academies will pay dividends.
Gen. Gignilliat embodied the ideals of Culver: Former Commandant Col. Kelly Jordan has been researching the life of Gen. Leigh Gignilliat. During a special ceremony conducted by the Horsemanship Department, Kelly told students how the first part of his research discovered.