US European Command marks 100th anniversary of US entry into World War I
WIESBADEN, Germany — U.S. European Command marked the centenary of America’s entrance into World War I Thursday, kicking off a 26-month period commemorating the sacrifices of troops in a conflict that killed nearly 10 million troops in all warring nations.
For the next two years, U.S. troops will join a range of commemorations across Europe leading up to the signing of the Versailles Treaty in 1919, EUCOM said.
“The centennial of U.S. entry into World War I offers a historic opportunity to remember and honor the selfless service and sacrifice of all the Americans who came to Europe to fight for peace, liberty and stability in Europe,” Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of U.S. European Command, said in a statement.
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