The Virginia Military Institute and the Commemorative Commission have partnered with The George C. Marshall Foundation and The Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library and Museum to bring the WWI Commemorative Symposium to Lexington, Virginia. The symposium will mark the 100th Anniversary of the United States participation in World War I. The event will focus on leadership and generalship of American forces in combat and on the home front. The symposium also aims to highlight the contributions of VMI graduates, the Virginia National Guard’s and other Virginia institutions to the war effort.
In addition to the panels, the Virginia World War I and II Profiles of Honor Mobile Tour will be present on Friday, April 27. The Profiles of Honor brings to life a state’s integral role in both wars, highlighting stories of Virginians who served in both. As part of the tour, visitors are invited to bring their own WWI and WWII-related photographs to be scanned for inclusion in the Profiles of Honor project.
The event is open to the public, to see the list of events please go to conferences.vmi.edu/firstworldwar.