WWI Centennial Celebration

A Vintage Nerd WWI Centennial Historical Inspired Fashion Women Heroes of World War I

The summer of 2014 marked 100 years since World War I broke out in Europe. It took American some time to get involved but on April 6, 1917 Congress declared war and joined the Allied forces. Over 4.7 million women and men would serve and more than 116,000 doughboys (soldiers) would pay the ultimate price.

On November 11, 1918 the war finally ended but not without great cost. Over 40 million people perished both civilian and military and it is the deadliest conflict in human history. Its changed the way we live, the way war was conducted, and medicine. Humanity was forever altered.

Here in the states there have been centennial events throughout the country which began last year. This past fall I took my family to one of the events that was local. We drove to Brooklyn and took the ferry to Governor's Island were they held a WWI Centennial event with reenactors and original artifacts from the war. I thought it would be a good way to show my children a bit of their American history and what impact that WWI had on the world at large.

There were reenactors in uniform, a tank, medical ambulance, and so many authentic artifacts that we really did feel like we were taking a step back in time. We also met up with an officer who had a horse and who explained the in valuable role horses had during WWI. My children loved the horse and the reenactors were very informative and took the time to share a bit of history with my kids. It was a eye opening experience and reminded me of how this war really perpetually changed humanity.

If you want to find local WWI events near you feel free to check this LINK out. 

A Vintage Nerd WWI Centennial Historical Inspired Fashion Women Heroes of World War I00 Years WWI J Crew Style 1914 Fashion
A Vintage Nerd WWI Centennial Historical Inspired Fashion Women Heroes of World War I Governors Island WWI Event
A Vintage Nerd WWI Centennial Historical Inspired Fashion Women Heroes of World War I Modcloth Jean Skirt JCrew Style Vintage WWII Fashion
A Vintage Nerd WWI Centennial Historical Inspired Fashion Women Heroes of World War I
A Vintage Nerd WWI Centennial Historical Inspired Fashion Women Heroes of World War I JCrew Style Vintage Fashion WWI Women
A Vintage Nerd WWI Centennial Historical Inspired Fashion Women Heroes of World War I
A Vintage Nerd WWI Centennial Historical Inspired Fashion Women Heroes of World War I
A Vintage Nerd WWI Centennial Historical Inspired Fashion Women Heroes of World War I
A Vintage Nerd WWI Centennial Historical Inspired Fashion Women Heroes of World War I

Outfit: Blue Striped Cardigan from J Crew, Jean Skirt from Modcloth, White Blouse from Boden, Blue Turn of the Century Inspired Hat from The New York Historical Society, and Women Heroes of World War I by Kathryn Atwood




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1 comment

  1. Wow, it is hard to believe that it really has been 100 years!

    Your outfit is an absolute delight and perfect!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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