Paul Raider will give a free illustrated talk, World War I - On the Homefront, at the Stephentown Historical Society meeting on Sunday, November 11, at 2:00 p.m.
This Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice ending the Great War or World War I. Raider will use images of government posters from that time that were used to get Americans involved in supporting and fighting in what some regarded as “Europe’s war” and to urge the civilian population to help the war effort. For example, people were urged to eat less bread and save the wheat for the soldiers. He will be joined during the program by David Flint, who will tell of those from Stephentown who served in that conflict.