Yesterday’s Doughboy Day at Governors Island National Monument drew over 12,000 visitors, a significant increase over a usual Saturday. Here with some capsule comments are a few images from the day.
The forty-eight star flag went up over Fort Jay to begin the day.
Ryan Hegg of the World War One Centennial Committee for New York City spoke of the significance of the Great War.
The Ebony Doughboys drew large audiences at venues throughout the island.
George King III and colleague Jeff Klinger spoke to many about Ambulance 255 and the role of the AFS in the war effort.
Neil O’Connor introduced The Lost Battalion and answered questions afterward.
Living doughboy historians of different units marched through the historic district for the closing ceremony.
Meuse-Argonne Point at the northern tip of the island was where several speakers made the closing remarks of the day.