The Great War and its Connection to Erie and Pennsylvania
More Americans lost their lives duringduring the "war to end all wars"
than during Korea and Vietnam wars combined. It profoundly shaped the
rest of the "American century." One hundred years ago, more than 297,000
Pennsylvanians were sent to France during the Great War, second only to New
York State. According to research, 196 Erie County soldiers lost their lives
in France. This lecture will introduce the Erie County World War I Centennial
Committee and its initiatives, especially the development and placement of a
memorial plaque near the Erie Veterans Memorial Stadium on 26th and State
streets. – The Erie County World War I Centennial Committee
*A continuation of the lecture in Winter Term 2019
**Happy Hour Lecture Series and Discussion – Attend one, two, three, or all four!
Beer and Pizza included in the ticket prices for those over the age of 21
The Erie County World War I Centennial Committee was formed to
remember and honor the heroism and sacrifice of those Erie County soldiers
and all Americans who served. The committee continues the conversation
about the causes, the courses, and consequences of the war to commemorate
and create awareness of a global event that impacts Americans to this day.
Committee members presenting include: Mary Jane Koenig, Ann Silverthorn,
Mark Steg, and John Williams.