Lafayette, We Are Here!” America Enters The First World War Exhibition
August 1, 2017 - March 23, 2018
Lafayette, We Are Here! America Enters the First World War commemorates the 100th anniversary of America’s declaration of war on the German Empire on April 6, 1917. Follow the story of the little known 167th United States Infantry Regiment, made up of 3,677 men from across Alabama, as they found themselves enveloped in savage European conflict. See the military culture of the wartime University of Alabama, where recreational quad activities give way to rifle drills and grenade practice. Lafayette, We Are Here! serves as a tribute to all Alabamians, and all Americans, who participated in the greatest conflict the world had ever known.