The Archdiocese during the War
As soon as the United States entered the war in 1917, people on the home front began to mobilize. With the end goal of providing as much help to the military as possible, hospitals, churches, schools, and other groups quickly established different ways to do their part for the war. From making bandages to sending care packages, from opening hospital wings to donating money, the men and women of the Archdiocese of New York, both religious and lay, tried to find creative ways to support their boys. One of the most critical forms of support was maintaining a bond to the people entering military service. As men from the parishes of the Archdiocese entered military service and eventually were sent overseas, the connections to home became more important, particularly to remind the men what they were fighting for. Click the links below to discover the various aspects of life in the Archdiocese during the war.