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Date(s) - 06/28/2018
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Navy League Atrium, Ground Floor


Arlington Remembers the Great War
Thursday, June 28 at 5:30 pm

Join the Arlington community for a FREE evening to remember and commemorate US and Arlington involvement in World War I. This year marks the centennial of the end of the Great War. Two million Americans were sent to France and more than 116,00 never returned. Of that number, about 200 were from Arlington and 13 gave their lives. We recognize and honor their service and sacrifice. This event is hosted by the Arlington County World War I Task Force and the Arlington Historical Society. The event will include

  • a reception with light hors d’ouvres
  • patriotic music by Opera Nova
  • a WWI video produced by Arlington Independent Media (AIM)
  • keynote address by Dr. Mark Benbow (Associate Professor of American History at Marymount University and Director of the Arlington Historical Museum) on the impact of WWI on Arlington.

The location of the event is the Navy League Atrium, Ground Floor (wheelchair accessible), 2300 Wilson Blvd (additional entrance also on Clarendon Blvd side), Parking is available at the Government Building at 2100 Clarendon Blvd., Courthouse Outdoor Lot and on street or take public transportation on the Orange line to Courthouse Station.

To Attend this FREE event: RSVP at ahsevent2018@gmail.com or call Frank O’Leary, Event Chair, at 703-524-7336.

To Support the Event:
• Commemorative Coins will be available for purchase at the event. ($25 Donation – One Coin, $50 Donation – Two Coins, One in a Velvet Case)
• Donate by check: Checks should be made out to the Arlington Historical Society and mailed to: 239 N. Highland Street, Arlington, 22201
• Donate online at the Arlington Historical Society website and note in the details form that your donation is for the WWI event (https://arlingtonhistoricalsociety.org/…/support-th…/donate/)

Donations will be used to defray the cost of the event and for ongoing educational efforts to help Arlington citizens learn about WWI.