Pennsylvania History Harvest

World War One

This exhibit highlights some of the historical items displayed at the 2018 World War One Harvest. These items include a mess kit, which a soldier ate from in 1917; a medal dedicated to the people of Sunbury for their part in the war effort; dog tags worn by soldier Bryan Graybill; and a 20th century gas mask.

World War One, also called the Great War, was a global conflict that took place from 1914-1918. The United States entered World War One on April 6, 1917. 297,000 Pennsylvanians served in the war, wounding 26,000 and killing 10,278. Six Pennsylvanians were awarded Medals of Honor after the devastating war. 

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Source for Description: “Pennsylvania WW1 Centennial Home - World War I Centennial.” World War One Centennial, Accessed 20 July 2022.