Trafford History

The Trafford World War I memorial has been officially designated as a WWI Centennial Memorial by the United States World War One Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Military Museum & Library as part of the 100 Cities/100 Memorials grant program. 

The program was created to help draw attention to WWI memorials across the United States and enable all of America to take part in the WWI Centennial Commemoration. Andrew Capets submitted the grant proposal and his son, Jacob Capets, edited the video submission. Please take a look at the video here.

The WWI Veterans Deserve Their Own Memorial In The Nation's Capital.  Please support the World War One Centennial Commission and the National Memorial Project with a donation.



  Please help the Trafford Veterans Memorial Renovation Committee continue our efforts to maintain the beauty of the Veterans Memorial Park by making a tax deductible donation: GoFundMe


Good War, Great Men.

A new book available on was written by Andrew J. Capets that chronicles the history of a World War I Machine Gun Battalion.  


 Images of America: TRAFFORD

This book was written by Done Cole and Andrew Capets



The book is available at 

The Trafford Library has sold all remaining copies. Thank you!


 Site last updated: September 28, 2017