Honoring the Prince of Peace with Peace

For parts of five years, opposing soldiers dug into trenches all across Europe.  World War I would claim the lives on nearly one million military men, but on Christmas Day of 1914, those two sides seemed to forget what all the fighting was for…

Christmas in World War I

Christmas is not only a time for remembering the birth of Jesus, but it’s also a time when many of us get together with family and friends.  Even in the middle of a World War, Christmas Day had special meaning in 1914…

Fighting in the Trenches

1914 marked the beginning of a war unlike anything the world had ever seen.  Soon thousands of troops had amassed on the front lines across Europe and a line of trenches provided a place for all to dig in, for what they hoped would be a quick war…

The Assassination of Archduke Ferdinand

FJM-HV-Hawaii2014It’s difficult for many of us to name many specific battles or events in World War I.  We may have learned the war began when Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated.  That is somewhat true, however the story of what happened to the assassin and the items surrounding that tragic day are intriguing and we take a look back…

The Beginning of World War I

FJM-HV-Hawaii2014Some say the event that began the first World War occurred on June 28, 1914…a century ago.  Today we take a look back and what happened that day – events of chance that helped ignite a worldwide conflict…

100 Years Since The World’s First Global Conflict

FJM-HV-Hawaii2014This week marks 100 years since the world faced its first global conflict.  It was a war that would engulf countries on multiple continents.  Yet, ask someone why it began and you’ll get a myriad of answers, and there’s a good change all of the answers are correct.  We look back at World War I…

The World War I Museum

When the World War I museum and Liberty Memorial were dedicated in 1926 by President Calvin Coolidge, it’s said he addressed the largest live audience of any president to that point in history.  It was a moving occasion to remember the sacrifices in the first world war…..

A Global Conflict

Ask most Americans who their nation fought in World War II and they’ll tell you Nazi Germany and Japan.  Ask them who was the enemy in World War I and they’ll struggle with the answer.  It was a world wide conflict with no clear enemies and no clear solutions.  We unravel a global conflict a century old…..