Students, historians remember 100th anniversary of end of WWI

UCF hosts event at St. Augustine National Cemetery

By Kate Brennan, News4Jax Intern
University of Central Florida

Dr. John Sacher, UCF history professor, discusses the 19th-century wars during the Bringing Their Stories to Life event at St. Augustine National Cemetery. (Photo courtesy: UCF Communications)

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. - It’s been 100 years since the end of World War I, and on Thursday, the University of Central Florida commemorated the war’s centennial at St. Augustine National Cemetery.

UCF students and historians hosted "Bringing Their Stories to Life: The Veterans Legacy Program at St. Augustine National Cemetery" from 10 a.m. to noon.

The event featured a walking tour of African-American World War I soldiers’ graves, an active demonstration chronicling 19th-century wars and discussions about the lives of soldiers buried in the cemetery and American cemeteries in France. 

The commemoration was free and open to the public.

St. Augustine National Cemetery is located at 104 Marine St. in St. Augustine. 

Launched in 2016, the Veterans Legacy Program is funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and aims to memorialize veterans’ service to the nation by conducting research about their lives and sharing their stories with students and the general public. 

University of Central Florida

UCF Veterans Legacy Program team, representatives from the National Cemetery Administration and Florida National Guard program partners (Photo courtesy: UCF Communications)

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