The festivities are silenced each year to pay a moment’s tribute to the men of Company K, 2nd Battalion, 110th Infantry – a battalion from Waynesburg that lost men in France during World War I on Rain Day, 1918. Nearly half of the 250 Greene County men were either killed or wounded on that day. As John O’Hara once wrote, “On that Rain Day in 1918, it rained bullets on the men of Company K”.
On July 29, 2018 a service worthy of acknowledging 100 years from our collective loss…this, an opportunity to honor our own 18 boys from this small town who fell in this big war on the same day.
18 local Greene County soldiers who were killed in action or died of their wounds following the battle of July 29, 1918 in WWI. The first soldier being James Leo Farrell on July 28th, who was preparing for the July 29th battle when his headquarters was bombed. There were 58 Greene County fatalities in WWI.
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