I read this piece over the weekend about marking the 100th anniversary of Wilfred Owen’s death. Mary Borden also gets a shout out.
So this weekend I visited Philly and while I was there I ended up seeing the USS Olympia. I had no idea going into it (I mean, I’m not a ship person, I was in it for the food if we are being honest) that the ship played a role in WWI and was decommissioned afterwards. The part I found really fascinating was that this ship brought back America’s unknown soldier from the Great War to be buried in Arlington. Also, I got to see what the surgery room looked like and what kind of equipment they had. (My only disappointment was that I didn’t see a ghost on the ship)