• FREE EVENT - Author's Talk and Book Signing with Kevin Fitzpatrick “World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War”

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    Name: FREE EVENT - Author's Talk and Book Signing with Kevin Fitzpatrick “World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War”
    Date: October 28, 2018
    Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Join us for this FREE once-in-a-lifetime event at Woodlawn Cemetery to honor the World War I Centennial. What role did New York play during World War I? Join author Kevin C. Fitzpatrick to learn about the city during the war and the memorials created afterward to remember those who sacrificed. During this special Author's Talk, learn about New York during the Great War, the role it played, and the monuments erected afterwards. Fitzpatrick’s book, “World War I New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War,” tells the stories behind more than 100 locations in New York that have ties to The Great War. In March the book won the Apple Award for Outstanding Achievement in Non-Fiction New York City Book Writing from the Guides Association of New York. Using material from his book, Fitzpatrick will show you where General John J. Pershing departed for Europe, where bond rallies were held, and the studios where artists created wartime posters. See images of some of the beautiful and iconic memorials, monuments, and tributes that communities and bereaved family members erected in the years after the war. Learn about their sacrifices and service, and the unique stories behind their lives. Woodlawn has veterans who served in combat, aviation, medicine, sea service, and home front volunteers. New York City was an important hub for U.S. recruiting and patriotic activities during the Great War. Following the Armistice in 1918, more memorials were erected to veterans in New York than for any other event, even the Civil War. The talk will also cover a special focus on Bronx County in the war. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Seating is limited for this exclusive Woodlawn Cemetery event so registration is required by visiting www.WoodlawnTours.org We look forward to hosting you on this wonderful celebration About the Author: Kevin C. Fitzpatrick is the author and editor of seven books, all with a tie to New York City history. His most recent are World War One New York: A Guide to the City’s Enduring Ties to the Great War and The Governors Island Explorer’s Guide. Fitzpatrick served in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. He has appeared on the Travel Channel, CSPAN, NPR, and BBC Radio. Fitzpatrick is the program director of the World War One Centennial Committee for New York City, a living historian, and a WWI reenactor with the East Coast Doughboys. He is also a licensed New York City sightseeing guide, and has led city tours for 20 years.
    Location:
    Woodlawn Cemetery – Jerome Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue Entrance
    Date/Time Information:
    October 28, 2018, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    Contact Information:
    contact@woodlawnconservancy.org
    Fees/Admission:
    Free Admission
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