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November 8, 2018
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
High Point Museum
1859 E. Lexington Ave.
High Point, NC 27262
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WWI presentation - North Carolina in WWI

Thursday, November 8, 2018

“The Great War” of 1914-1918 cost millions of lives, and toppled several empires, redrawing the lines on maps of Europe, Asia, and Africa. It was hoped by all involved that the extreme cost, both in terms of human lives and physical destruction, would make it “the war to end all wars.” But a generation later the world was at war again. Charles Knight’s presentation examines the role of North Carolina in World War I; stories from some of the more than 86,000 Tar Heels who went overseas to fight for the U.S. as well as those who donned the uniforms of other Allied countries before American involvement in this largely forgotten war that ended 100 years ago. In conjunction with North Carolina World War I traveling exhibit at the High Point Museum until December 2. Free and open to the public.