the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I.
ACHS remembers those who fought overseas, and those who worked hard at home to
support their absent family members. Learn about a local Anoka High School
nurse, Theresa Ericksen, who went overseas to help injured soldiers and was later
an important catalyst for the creation of the Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
A group of Anoka High School students and teachers, concerned about alumni
serving in the military, started the Sammie Backers Club to make sure that
those soldiers got regular mail from home. With WWI now a hundred years removed
from the present, how do we teach our children about the history of this
conflict? Presented by the Anoka County Historical Society. This program is made possible by the Minnesota Art and Cultural Heritage Fund