Joint Dinner Meeting

Joint Dinner Meeting with Avonworth Historical Society and Moon Township Historical Society.  Thursday, February 8, 2018, sponsored by Avonworth Historical Society.

Shannopin Country Club, Ben Avon Heights
1 Windmere Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15202

5:30 pm Cash Bar
6:15 pm Dinner ($35 per person.  RSVP by February 1 to www.avonworth-history.org/events)
7:30 pm Program

Todd DePastino,  founder and executive director of the Veterans Breakfast Club, will present “America and World War I.” For two-and-a-half years, Americans looked on in horror as the European war killed unprecedented millions. Then, the U.S. joined the fight, and the first American to die in the war would be the 1st Division’s Private Thomas Enright of Pittsburgh, PA. By early 1918, American fighting tipped the balance, broke the stalemate, and the Great War—the War to End All Wars—finally shuddered to a close.  What followed was a peace so disastrous that it virtually guaranteed a resumption of war.  This “Peace to End All Peace” was known as the Versailles Treaty, which Woodrow Wilson negotiated in 1919. The end result was an impoverished, humiliated, but not entirely broken Germany, a Soviet Russia, and a newly isolationist United States. The stage was set for another World War far more catastrophic than the first.  Come hear how the 20th century was born from this end of World War I.

 

 

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