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Faith and Camp Funston

Date and Time: March 20, 2023, 10:00 AM CT

Location: Asbury United Methodist Church, 5400 W 75th St, Prairie Village
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Camp Funston, located at Fort Riley near Junction City, was the largest of 16 divisional training camps built during World War I to house and train solders. Many new recruits encountered, for the first time, men from unfamiliar places, ethnicities, and religions. The camp was also the site of the first outbreak of influenza during the pandemic of 1917-1918. Existing in a unique place and time, the camp offers a look at how individual and collective responses to faith gripped the world. This talk explores the way in which servicemen experienced and expressed faith in the camp as they prepared for war overseas. Presented by Patricia Cecil.

Sponsored by: Johnson County Retired Teachers Association

For more information about this event, please contact:
Barbara Geers
(913) 406-9311


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