Greenville leaders to honor legacy and impact of Camp Sevier on community
GREENVILLE, S.C. – The 30th Infantry Division broke the Hindenburg line in 1918, which led to the end of World War I and created a lasting legacy for our local community.
That story will come to life this Sunday, May 6 at 3 p.m. Mountain Creek Baptist Church, 255 W Mountain Creek Church Road as part of the Greenville Historical Society’s annual spring meeting.
The meeting will focus on the 30th Division that trained at Camp Sevier before being sent off to fight in the war. While other divisions also prepared for WWI at Camp Sevier, it was the 30th Division that played a key role in breaking the Hindenburg Line on September 29, 1918 that ultimately led to Germany’s retreat and the end of WWI.
Those who attend the meeting will get the opportunity to meet within the boundaries of Camp Sevier and hear more about the brave soldiers that helped end war. Join the Greenville Historical Society and Old Hickory while they share stories as part of an ongoing local effort to remember the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
With the 100 anniversary of the end of World War I happening this year, a group of local leaders are working on a tribute to honor the community’s major impact in changing the course of the war. The Remember the Old Hickory Project is a grassroots effort to remember Camp Sevier, which was one of the largest Army bases in America during the war.
About the Remember the Old Hickory Project:
This non-profit organization aims to celebrate and honor the history of Camp Sevier, one of the largest U.S. Army bases during World War I. It was the home of the 30th Infantry Division, better known as the Old Hickory. More than 100,000 soldiers came through the camp. More information can be found at www.remember1918.com.
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