World War I Honor Roll


Stop by the first floor of the library to view this traveling exhibit created by the State Historical Museum of Iowa featuring the names and photos of over 4,000 Iowans lost during World War I.

The State Historical Society of Iowa collected photographs from affected Iowa families in 1920 and again in 2017, making this display possible in time for the 100th anniversary of the war.

The list of Iowan casualties includes Merle Hay of Glidden, who was among the first Americans to die during the war, and Wayman Minor of Centerville, who was among the last. The first U.S. servicewoman to die during active duty in the war was Marion Crandall of Cedar Rapids. This display also includes photographs and information of about 41 individuals from Johnson County.

The exhibit will be on display at the Iowa City Public Library from December 18 to January 27.  Learn more at iowaculture.gov/honorroll.

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