Belgium’s Royal Family at the Front: Leadership, Service, and Valor in WWI

During the First World War, King Albert I of Belgium, who was born in 1875 and reigned from 1909 to 1934, led the Belgian Army directly from the frontlines. Concurrently, his wife Elisabeth served as a nurse at the front, while their young son Leopold, just 12 years old, bravely joined the battle as a private soldier.

The Formation of Ace Hardware: A Tribute to WWI Heroes

The Ace Hardware Corporation, presently known as the largest hardware retail cooperative on the globe and the biggest non-grocery retail cooperative in America, was established in 1924. This happened when three innovative individuals joined their hardware stores in Chicago, forming what they called “Ace Stores”, a name inspired by the ace fighter pilots of World War I.