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Missile strikes carried out on centennial of U.S. entry into World War I

Posted at 3:34 PM, Apr 07, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-07 18:47:54-04

The U.S. missile strikes against Syria took place on the exact day that the United States entered World War I one hundred years ago on April 6, 1917.

It is something that many veterans and local historians took note of because poison gas and America's entry into a foreign conflict were issues that were also being dealt with a century ago.

To commemorate America's entry in to WWI, the Buffalo History Museum opened a new exhibit featuring many rarely seen artifacts from that period.

It also presents some somber reflections on how the so-called "Great War" left 17 million people dead and laid the seeds for World War II and other global issues that are still being felt today.

7 Eyewitness News Reporter Ed Reilly takes a closer look at the exhibit tonight and examines how issues like nationalism, poison gas and threats from foreign fighters are still affecting countries 100 years later.