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Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
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Hoboken Historical Museum 
1301 Hudson Street
PO Box 3296
Hoboken, NJ 07030

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Bob Foster 
Hoboken Historical Museum 

Veteran’s Day commemoration:
“An American Soldier’s Journey Home” 

On Veteran’s Day, Sunday Nov. 11, join us at the Museum at 4 pm for a special performance by actor/creator Douglas Taurel, “An American Soldier’s Journey Home.” The play is based on the actual letters of a World War I doughboy. Seating is limited, please reserve your tickets in advance: $20 for visitors; $15 for Hoboken Museum members. (PLEASE NOTE: tickets purchased after Oct. 27 are standing room only.)

The new play was commissioned by the Library of Congress’s Veterans History Project, and performed at the Library of Congress on Veterans Day and Memorial Day in 2017 to commemorate the centennial of World War I. Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of all U.S. veterans, is the anniversary of the WWI Armistice, which was signed on November 11, 1918.

The play is based on the life of Irving Greenwald, a soldier who served in World War I in the 308th Infantry Regiment, who was part of the Lost Battalion. His diary is preserved by the Library of Congress Veterans History Project and is part of the Library’s exhibition, “Echoes of the Great War: American Experiences of World War I.” This play is being presented in conjunction with the Hoboken Museum’s exhibit, “World War I Centennial, 1917-2017: Heaven, Hell or Hoboken.”

Register Now!(Hoboken Museum Members, please call the Museum for the membership discount code)