• World War I Centennial Walking Tour

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    Name: World War I Centennial Walking Tour
    Date: October 28, 2018
    Time: 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT
    Event Description:
    Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime tour 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 guided tour of Woodlawn Cemetery, 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. We will visit the final resting places of men and women who served in World War I. 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. Meet at the Woolworth Chapel located at the Jerome Avenue and Bainbridge Avenue entrance. 3:00 PM. Only 25 spots available for this exclusive Woodlawn Cemetery tour so tickets must be purchased in advance. We look forward to hosting you on this once-in-a-lifetime tour. About the Author and Tour Guide: 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, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
    Contact Information:
    contact@woodlawnconservancy.org
    Fees/Admission:
    $15
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