FREE Screening - A Golden Cross to Bear, Lakeview Museum Of Arts And Sciences
Location: 1125 West Lake Avenue,Peoria,ILUnited States
A Golden Cross to Bear In the autumn of 1918, more than 1 million Americans fighting in France engaged in the bloodiest battle in the history of the U.S. military, known as the Meuse-Argonne Offensive. Over 47 days of combat, nearly 100,000 U.S. “doughboys” were wounded, and more than 26,000 were killed in action during a chapter of “The Great War” that few Americans today truly understand. Many of those casualties were from Illinois. Join us for an exclusive screening of the program at the Peoria Riverfront Museum. Friday, November 2nd Doors open at 5:30 PM Show Begins at 6 PM Q&A After the screening with the producer, Kane Farabaugh During the 100th anniversary of World War I WTVP will broadcast an original television documentary series titled “A Golden Cross to Bear” which follows Roger Amm, grandson of Pontiac, Illinois farmer Gustave Amm who served in the Illinois 33rd “Golden Cross” Infantry Division, as he embarks on a global journey to honor his grandfather and all brave Americans who played an important role in helping bring World War 1 to an end. It’s more than just a journey of discovery for Roger Amm as he explores a previously untold story of the front line experience in that conflict, and how the events his grandfather participated in ultimately shaped the global map, Illinois, and his own family. Join us and reserve your spot through Eventbrite or calling 309-495-0547. *WTVP reserves the right to cancel or change this event at any given time.