Fort Devens Museum Offers Armed Forces Day Program

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The Lowell Sun, Posted: 05/14/2014 08:03:05 AM EDT

DEVENS — The public is invited to Fort Devens Museum’s Armed Forces Day open house on Saturday, May 17.

Historian and journalist Alan Earls starts at 11 a.m. with a program intended, he writes, to “provide an anecdotal overview of some of the important Cold War research and development and production activities that put Massachusetts ‘on the front lines’ for future conflicts.”

Historians Ed and Libby Klekowski at 12:30 p.m. will talk about their discoveries of American involvement from 1914 to 1918 in Belgium and the Western Front. Fort Devens Museum has already screened their two documentaries done for American Public Television, one on the 26th or Yankee Division and the other on the American Field Service ambulance drivers. Their book “tells the story of the German invasion, occupation and retreat from the perspective of Americans who were there.”

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