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Miami Dade College Homestead Campus to Host Memorial for Centennial Anniversary of World War I

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Miami, July 29, 2014 - On Friday, August 1, the lights will go out at Miami Dade College’s (MDC) Homestead Campus in commemoration of the centennial anniversary of World War I (1914-2014). The campus’ Department of Humanities and Social Sciences has organized a special remembrance marking this day with a presentation and candle lighting ceremony. This event is free and open to the public.

World War I engulfed Europe from 1914-1918 and resulted in an estimated 10 million soldiers killed and 20 million wounded. The Homestead Campus’ event is an opportunity to remember this critical period in history and the many fallen. Guest speakers will include the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Jürgen Borsch, the Consul General of United Kingdom Kevin McGurgan, and Australia’s Military Attaché Brigadier General David Creagh. The featured speaker will be Florida International University history professor Dr. Gwyne Davies.

Miami Dade College Homestead Campus to Host Memorial for Centennial Anniversary of World War I

  • WHEN: Friday, Aug. 1, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • WHERE: Homestead Campus, Room F222 500 College Terrace

For more information, please call MDC’s Homestead Campus at 305-237-5000.

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