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Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials–How American Women Commemorated the Great War, 1917-1945

2022 Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials Event
April SciCafe 2022 Event

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When: Tuesday, April 26, 2022, 6-7 p.m.
Where:

Online event - @MedicalMuseum on Facebook

What:

Join historian Allison S. Finkelstein, Ph.D., as she discusses her new book, Forgotten Veterans, Invisible Memorials: How American Women Commemorated the Great War, 1917-1945. Finkelstein's book examines the ground-breaking role American women played in commemorating those who served and sacrificed in World War I. She will discuss the ways American women pioneered a relatively new form of war commemoration that impacted American practices of remembrance and encouraged Americans to consider different definitions of what constitutes a memorial. In the process, these women shifted the course of American memorialization practices, even though their methods did not achieve the widespread acceptance they had hoped for.

Cost:

FREE! Open to the public. No RSVP required.

Contact:

For more information, email USArmy.Detrick.MEDCOM-USAMRMC.List.Medical-Museum@health.mil

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