WW1 Project

Lawrence WW1 Project

When the United States entered World War 1 in 1917 over 5,500 Lawrence residents enlisted or were drafted into military service. About 200 residents lost their lives in the war and 35 of those residents were given special recognition by city officials with a bridge, park, square, or building named after them. The Lawrence World War 1 Project tells the stories of these 35 residents - stories that have been lost over the years. In watching these short tribute videos, may we never forget their sacrifice and service.

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Apr 26

Charles Sullivan, Lawrence WW1 Project

Posted on April 26, 2019 at 9:15 AM by Luis Santiago

Pvt. Charles Sullivan died on October 10, 1918 from pneumonia received in France during WW1. The triangle at Winthrop Ave and North Parish Rd is dedicated to his memory. Sullivan's story is narrated by Lawrence High School history teacher Gerald Hayes.