A program marking 100 years to the day that the United States formally entered “The Great War.” Featuring vintage musical recordings, history and a tribute to those from Arlington who served. Remarks by County Board Member John Vihstadt and Arlington County World War I Commemoration Task Force chair and historian Allison Finkelstein.
Keynote remarks by National Park Service chief historian emeritus and Arlington resident Ed Bearss, a featured storyteller in the Ken Burns documentary “The Civil War.”
Taking place at Arlington’s American Legion Clarendon War Memorial at 5 p.m., rain or shine.
Members of the Arlington Career Center Air Force Junior ROTC will present the colors. Arlington Police Officer Jennifer Levy will sing the National Anthem.
- Arlington County commemoration exactly 100 years after the U.S. formally entered World War I
- Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 5 p.m.
- NEW LOCATION: Lobby of the County Building, 2100 Clarendon Blvd.
- Arlington County Board Member John Vihstadt
- Arlington County World War I Commemoration Task Force chair and historian Allison Finkelstein
- National Park Service chief historian emeritus Ed Bearss
- Arlington Career Center Air Force Junior ROTC