WW1 History With Dana Lombardy In The Veterans Building

A free guided tour and history of the World War One Centennial exhibit in the lobby of the San Francisco Veterans Building, led by Dana Lombardy.
Saturday, August 11, 2018
10:30am, Free, Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA. Sponsored by the Bay Area Chapter of the World War One Historical Association.
The exhibit is a unique and remarkable display consisting of eight 8-foot square banners. The display is part of the centenary recognition of the Armistice that ended what was then called The Great War.  There is no charge for admission. The War Memorial Veterans Building itself was built to honor and remember the veterans who served in the American Expeditionary Force from 1917-1918.
The United States World War 1 Centennial Commission chose San Francisco’s War Memorial Veterans Building as one of its 100 Cities/100 Memorials matching grant, awarded to preserve monuments with the designation as a World War I Centennial Memorial.
The eight banners tell the story of America’s initial desire to stay out of a foreign war in 1914, the growing sympathy for civilian victims and refugees, horror at the unprecedented numbers of casualties, and finally the United States joining as a co-belligerent in that war.

 

About Dana Lombardy
Dana Lombardy is the Publisher and Senior Editor for World War One Illustrated magazine. He does research, writing and design through Lombardy Studios. Dana is best known for his nearly twenty television appearances, including multiple episodes of The History Channel’s “Tales of the Gun” series. He has contributed as an editor, cartographer, graphic artist and designer on many books, games and magazines, and was Publisher of Napoleon Journal from 1996-2000.
More Information
American Legion War Memorial Commission: http://alwmcsf.org/world_war_one/
World War One Pages:
DIRECTIONS to War Memorial Veterans Building, 401 Van Ness Avenue, between Grove and McAllister. Four blocks from Civic Center BART. MUNI Buses 47 and 49 run on Van Ness.
Nearby Parking Garages:
Questions? Contact Dana Lombardy at 510-301-0753 or dana.lombardy@gmail.com

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