The Battle of Cantigny, fought May 28, 1918 was the first major American battle and offensive of World War I. The U.S. 1st Division, the most experienced of the five American divisions then in France and in reserve for the French Army near the village of Cantigny, was selected for the attack. The objective of the attack was both to reduce a small salient made by the German Army in the front lines but also to instill confidence among the French and British allies in the ability of the inexperienced American Expeditionary Force.

Join the Santa Fe Trail ARC and other clubs in commemorating the Battle of Cantigny at the Liberty Memorial on MAY 12-13, 2018 from 10 am on the 12th to 5 pm on the 13th.

With your Ham license, you and two others may gain admission to the WW1 Liberty Memorial for only $5 per person.