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San Antonio World War I Centennial Commemoration

May 20, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm


Texas World War I Centennial Celebration Luncheon — San Antonio

Invitation: On behalf of the Texas and San Antonio World War Centennial Commemoration Committee and Alamo Couriers Chapter, Daughters of the Republic of Texas, we would be honored to have you be present at an event to honor America’s veterans past (World War I) and present (all branches active duty and veterans). 

Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017 (Armed Forces Day), 11:30am – 2:00pm

Place:  Hangar 9 (only surviving hangar from WW I in the United States) Brooks City Base, 8081 Inner Circle Rd/S. New Braunfels Street, San Antonio, TX 78235

Brooks City-Base is located off of SE Military Drive (near US 281/I-37 South). Enter via the S. New Braunfels entrance and go straight. Hangar 9 is at the intersection of Inner Circle and S. New Braunfels Street.

Event: World War I was a turning point in history; come join us to commemorate that 100 year old event. The Office of Military Affairs for the City of San Antonio San Antonio as “Military City USA”. Following the luncheon we will have a wreath laying ceremony at the grave of Sidney Brooks a few feet away from Hangar 9.

See invitation below for more detailed information. FINAL REGISTRATION DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENED TO MAY 17. Please share with your contacts, guests are welcome.  If you have questions, please call Dr. Amy Jo Baker at 210-493-8238 or email


  • MajGen Juan Ayala, USMC (Ret). Master of Ceremonies
  • MajGen Alfred “Freddie” Valenzuela, USA (Ret). Commissioner, U.S. World War I Centennial Commission (appointed by the President)
  • John Manguso-historian, USAR (Ret). Author, former Director of Ft. Sam Houston Museum, Vietnam Veteran
  • Rudolph Purificato, Airman’s Eductation & Training Command; Command Curator and Director of Operations of the Airman Heritage Museum Lackland AFB


  • 90th Division “Living History” Color Guard, WW I Ambulance from AMMED Museum
  • Mini-documentaries from St. Mary’s University History Department, WW1 books & posters
  • WW I uniforms and weaponry from WW I Alamo Arms Collection member
  • Books and authors on WWI


Name__________________________         Address___________________________________

Telephone_____________________   Cell Phone_______________________________________


Civilian Organization (if any) __________________

Military (Y/N) ___ Active or Reserve ____ Retired _____ Branch of Service ____________________


Did you have family members that were in World War? (Y/N) ____

If yes, can you provide information on their WWI service so that we may recognize their service?

Name/rank/service branch/unit: ______________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

Details of service (if known): _________________________________________________________


Number of Tickets _____   @ $40 =______________

Guest Names/title _________________________               _________________________

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Please make checks payable to: Alamo Couriers Chapter, DRT (note WW1 100th)


Mail payment to:

Dr. Amy Jo Baker, Chairman

World War I Commemoration Event                                                                                

2218 Fawn Mist Lane                                                                            

San Antonio, TX  78248



May 20, 2017
11:30 am - 2:00 pm


Daughters of the Republic of Texas


Brooks City Base – Hangar 9
3201 Sidney Brooks St
San Antonio, TX 78235 United States
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