The 37th Division Veterans Association (37th DVA), a non-profit veterans organization, was originally formed in 1918 by veterans of the 37th Infantry Division who fought in Europe during WWI with the American Expeditionary Forces (AEF). It was formed to honor veterans who gave their lives while serving our nation and to help the dependents of these heroic soldiers. In doing so, they preserved and strengthen the fraternal bonds they formed during the war.
The mission of our founders continues with our membership today and is further evidenced by our holding our 99th annual consecutive reunion on August 25-26, 2017, at Camp Perry in Port Clinton, OH. Registration materials can be found at the link below.
We are also proud to be celebrating the 100 birthday of the 37th Infantry Division through our lineage with the 37th Infantry Combat Team currently serving the Ohio National Guard. A ceremony, that can be see below, was conducted on July 25, 2017, at the MG Beightler Armory in Columbus, OH.
Organized as the Northwest Territory Militia at Marietta in 1788, countless Buckeyes have stood ready to answer the call to our nation, the great state of Ohio and our fellow citizens in our communities and neighborhoods.This year we also take time to reflect on the centennial of World War I. On July 15, 1917, more than 25,000 Ohio National Guardsmen entered federal service when President Wilson ordered the Buckeyes to join the budding American Expeditionary Force.
Posted by Ohio National Guard on Tuesday, July 25, 2017
For more information about the 37th ID’s 100 year history of military service please see the following story written by SFC Josh Mann, Ohio Army National Guard Historian.
We provide a place to call and a person to talk to about the items highlighted on our website. Our camaraderie is as strong as our dedication is to the nation. Please join our association and its members in continuing the legacy and heritage of the 37th Infantry Division.