Education and Outreach Coord.
TSLAC to Return WWI Service Flag to Texas A&M University Officials in Special Ceremony
Monday, March 20, 2017 • Austin, Texas • News Release
Over 2,200 Texas A&M University students answered the call to serve in World War 1, more than any other American college. To commemorate their service and honor the 55 fallen soldiers who did not return home, a flag was created. For many years the flag was displayed at the
Capitol and then preserved in the Texas State Archives.
Join us on April 6, 2017, the Centennial Anniversary of US entrance into World War I, as the Texas State Library and Archives Commission
transfers the service flag to Texas A&M University officials at 10 A.M. at the Lorenzo de Zavala State Archives and Library building (1201 Brazos Street, Austin, Texas 78701).
The ceremony is being held in conjunction with the debut of the latest exhibit from the Texas State Archives, Texans Take to the Trenches: The Lone Star State and the Great War.
The event is free and open to the public and offers a first look at the exhibit which will be open through the end of September at the Texas State Library and Archives Commission (1201 Brazos, Austin TX).
For more information visit www.tsl.texas.gov/trenches