The United States joined in the war April 6, 1917, but the story does not begin or end there. Where does the story of World War I intersect with the stories of national parks? The answers might surprise you.
"The world must be made safe for democracy."
Find and explore parks with WWI connections!
Preparing for War
Parks are usually serene today, but during the war these places buzzed with activity as the nation built and trained its military.
Society and Politics
While the war raged across the ocean, social and political movements made waves at home.
Last updated: February 12, 2018