Our February Quarterly Meeting will feature a commemoration of the 30 men from Ozaukee County who gave their lives in WWI. As we pass the anniversary of the end of the war, a research project done by OCHS Vice-President, Allen Buchholz, will be the basis for this presentation.
At the meeting, Buchholz will discuss the home front in our community, the stories of the men who died and the cemeteries where Ozaukee soldiers rest, at home and in Europe. He will also talk about the Spanish Flu which claimed over half the lives of our local soldiers. Buchhholz and his wife, Cheri, have visited many American Cemeteries in France, Belgium and Luxembourg, including the graves of Ozaukee WWI soldiers Peter Wollner, Alfred Dietrich and William Lauters in the WWI Meuse-Argonne Cemetery in France.
A veteran of the US Army National Guard and lifelong Ozaukee resident, Buchholz has devoted countless hours to researching these veterans, finding their photos and capturing the stories of what they did before the war and the circumstances of their deaths.
Our Quarterly Meeting will be held Monday, February 4, at the Cedarburg Cultural Center, W62 N546 Washington Ave., Cedarburg. The business meeting begins at 7:00 pm, with the presentation at 7:30 pm. This event is free and open to the public. Complimentary refreshments are provided; free, on-site parking is available.