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Battle of Cantigny 105th Anniversary

Presented by Cantigny Park at First Division Museum at Cantigny Park, Wheaton IL

May 28 2023
Battle of Cantigny 105th Anniversary

Join us as we commemorate the 105th Anniversary of the Battle of Cantigny with a reflection and wreath-laying ceremony, followed by presentations and family-friendly activities!

On May 28, 1918, the U.S. Army’s First Division successfully attacked and defeated German forces holding the small village of Cantigny, 75 miles north of Paris, in America’s first significant battle of World War I. That day, Colonel Robert R. McCormick, then Major McCormick, commanded the 1st Battalion of the 5th Field Artillery, leading his unit in providing crucial weapon support. Understandably, the experience had a major impact on Col. McCormick for the rest of his life. Upon

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First Division Museum at Cantigny Park

1S151 Winfield Road, Wheaton, IL 60189


Cantigny's regular daily parking fee is $5 per car. Parking is free on the first Wednesday of every month. On Saturdays and Sundays, May through September, parking is $10. The $10 rate also applies on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day. Parking is free at all times for Cantigny Park members, Honor Club members, and those attending ticketed events or other fee-based programs.

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