April 1, 2017
American Legion Post 91, Wharton NJ 07885
Federal, State, County and Local government representatives; state and federal military leadership; Department and County Legion leadership; leading historians from New Jersey.
1:00pm – 1:30pm: Opening Ceremony (Colors Will Be Posted) • Post Commander Remarks • Chaplain • Recognition of Guests • Recognition of Participants 1:30pm – 4:00pm: Displays and Presentations Open to the Public • AV Presentations (as currently scheduled) – starting at 2:00pm Picatinny Arsenal 2:00pm 3:00pm Morris County Historian 2:15pm 3:15pm Harlem Hellfighters 2:30pm 3:30pm NJ Historic Preservation 2:45pm 3:45pm
A World War I Commemoration Event will be held in the Post Hall at the William J. Hocking American Legion Post 91, 99 North Main Street, Wharton, NJ, on Saturday, April 1, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The event will feature artifacts from museums and private collectors, audio and visual presentations from historians and by re-enactors from across New Jersey will occur throughout the afternoon. Exhibits will be interactive and will include visual displays and artifacts from the World War I era. Historians will be on hand to share the history of Wharton and nearby towns, Picatinny Arsenal, Morris County, and New Jersey during this period. Representatives from New Jersey military units, units that have a rich history of service before, during, and after World War I, will participate in the event. The event is free to both participants and the public.