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Lunchbox Lecture: ABMC 100th Anniversary

September 28th, 2023 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT


Benjamin Brands, historian for the American Battle Monuments Commission, will give a presentation on the ABMC’s design and construction of the fourteen overseas World War II cemeteries, with a special focus on the use of art, architecture, and horticulture to create sacred sites of remembrance and honor. In addition to the cemeteries’ creation, he will discuss the evolving ways ABMC has kept alive the memory of heroes for 100 years as we approach the 80th anniversary of D-Day.

In addition to his work with the ABMC, Brands is a PhD candidate at George Mason University. He previously served as an infantry officer in the United State Army with combat deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan and has taught military history at the United States Military Academy at West Point and Oregon State University.





September 28th, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT
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