Overview

Two O’Clock

Will Buhlig was a military policeman in the 1990’s for the United States Army. Will never put himself before others, constantly reminding himself that they were all in it together, but he embraced it. He did it by sacrificing his identity for his own country.

Meet the Veteran

Will Buhlig is a veteran that worked as a military police man in the army. He was stationed in Germany as well as Iraq. Buhlig learned that teamwork and unity was the best way to resolve situations. He used perseverance in his toughest times. Some of Buhlig’s best memories are when he was in a rainstorm that turned into mud, and it was basically raining mud; when he was in Iraq, Buhlig remembers these giant camel spiders that would creep up on them in their sleep. Most importantly, Buhlig’s best memory was when he landed back in America from serving and he got to see his mom for the first time in a while. Buhlig learned the values of life while serving. He says joining the military was one of the best things he had ever done.

Student-created art exhibit highlighting veteran stories

Seventh grade students at Carleton W. Washburne Middle School in Winnetka turned oral histories into works of art. Forty-five students worked in groups of 4 to research and interview 11 veterans, most of whom are Cantigny Park staff members or volunteers. The art in this exhibit is inspired by these interviews.

First Division Museum Program and Exhibit staff worked with students to turn their projects into a museum exhibit with a theme, labels, title, and a gallery guide. It is currently online until we can welcome visitors back to the First Division Museum to see it in person.