WWI Symposium

On November 15, 2017, the French-American Cultural Foundation and the National WWI Museum and Memorial hosted a symposium and lunch at the French Embassy’s La Maison Française as a part of the 1917-2017 WWI Centenary observances marking the US entry into the Great War.

The theme of the program was “The US Entry Into WWI: Was there a choice?” Ambassador Louise Oliver, Madame Nathalie Broadhurst, Deputy Chief of Mission of the Embassy of France, and the President and CEO of the National WWI Museum and Memorial were all in attendance. Film-maker and author Ron Maxwell read a series of war-time poems, Reflections from the Trenches.

The event provided an opportunity to delve into the ‘forgotten war’, honoring the courage and bravery of the millions who died, and to educate a new generation about it in order to avoid such bloodshed in the future.

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