World War I Commemorative Events: Red Baron Day


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April 21 marks the 100th anniversary of when Manfred von Richthofen, the Red Baron, was shot down over the skies of France. His legend lives on in films, cartoons, and even frozen pizza! At 4pm on Red Baron Day kids will receive a white aviator scarf and enjoy a screening of The Peanuts Movie. Then at 6pm adults can learn the story behind the legend with a screening of The Red Baron (2008, rated PG-13).

When the Chapman Branch opened in May of 1918, World War I still raged in Europe. April of that year marked a turning point that eventually led to the Armistice, ending that great and terrible war. As part of a month-long commemoration of that “cruelest month,” the branch will hold film screenings, talks, and other commemorations.

April is the cruelest month, breeding
Lilacs out of the dead land, mixing
Memory and desire, stirring
Dull roots with spring rain.

— From The Waste Land (1922) by T.S. Eliot

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Location: Chapman Branch

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