Tag Archives: WWI

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HAPPY 100TH BIRTHDAY TO CALVET’S HOME LOAN PROGRAM!

As birthdays go, this is a big one: the 100th of the California Department of Veterans Affairs’ Home Loan Program. On May 30, 1921, the California Veterans Farm and Home Loan program was signed into law by Governor William Stephens to assist and reward the state’s military veterans. Beginning with the first loan that closed […]

American troops line up on the streets of Nazarie. Saint

103 YEARS AGO TODAY, FIRST U.S. TROOPS LAND IN FRANCE AS AMERICANS ENTER WORLD WAR I

The French port of Saint Nazaire, in the Bay of Biscay, was supposed to be among the best-kept secrets of World War I. Why? Because that is where the first 14,000 American infantrymen were to land on June 26, 1917. German submarines had been wreaking havoc in the Atlantic Ocean, and loose lips could turn […]

Belgian WWI photo exhibit on display at CalVet Headquarters

If you’re a World War I buff, you may want to make time to view the photo exhibit on display at CalVet Headquarters through May 1. The exhibit includes photographs and descriptions of the epic and one-of-a-kind story of the Belgian Expeditionary Corps of Armored Cars, a military unit that received a hero’s welcome in […]