Uncle Sam Wants YOU and 73 Bristol men answered, “Yes!” to their country’s call in World War I.
The 73 Bristol men left their hometown to serve in Company D, 102nd Infantry Regiment of the famous 26th “Yankee” Division.
April 20-21, 1918, for 24 hours they resisted a German blitzkrieg attack during an historic battle in the ruined village of Seicheprey, France. Every soldier in the American Expeditionary Force under General Pershing remembered that battle. Every citizen in the small town of Bristol, Connecticut was stunned by what happened there.
Bristol Remembered the heroism and sacrifices by naming the American Legion SEICHEPREY Post 2, by publishing letters from France in the newspaper, by greeting returning soldiers with parades, by erecting a monument, by naming
100 YEARS LATER, BRISTOL WILL GATHER TO HONOR THE
MEMORY OF THOSE WHO WERE IN THE FIRST BATTLE OF
WHEN: THURSDAY, APRIL 19th 2018 at 2:00 PM
WHERE: AMERICAN LEGION POST 2 SEICHEPREY
The Memorial Military Museum will present guest speaker:
Retired Air Force Colonel Terry Finnegan, who will share stories
of the amazing contributions made by Connecticut men.
The program will conclude with school children reading the
names of the eight Bristol men who died during those 24 hours.
The Honor Guard will play “Taps” and render a 3-volley salute.