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100 years later, the 'Great War' fades into obscurity: Once they got home from the Great War, the so... #airforce

100 years later, the 'Great War' fades into obscurity: Once they got home from the Great War, the so... #airforce

MEADVILLE, PA. — Once they got home from the Great War, the soldiers of Company B made a vow: They’d reunite yearly and save a trophy of their adventure — a bottle of French wine — until one man was left alive. Then he would uncork the white Burgundy and toast his departed comrades. They called themselves the Last Man’s Club. They said they would never forget the French town they liberated in 1918 or the war they fought “to end all wars.” Remembering was easy when World War I was still vivid — when Veterans Day was still called Armistice Day, and the former doughboys would squeeze into their old uniforms and march, a bit more stiffly each year. But 100 years after an assassination in Sarajevo on June 28, 1914, led to World War I, America’s memory of its second-deadliest foreign war is increasingly tenuous. The nation’s last World War I veteran died three years ago. The war...

Full article: http://www.airforcetimes.com/article/20140628/NEWS/306280043

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