Glory and Gratitude to the United States


Glory and Gratitude to the United States 

Chers Bienfaiteurs 

Herbert Hoover Food Relief in Belgium during WWI 

 

March 5, 2018

5:00-7:00pm

Hoover Institution 

1399 New York Ave NW #500

Washington, DC 20005

Few people know that a large-scale humanitarian effort took place during WWI. As early as 1914, thousands of Belgian and American volunteers pulled together under the leadership of future President Herbert Hoover to save millions from starvation. Join American historian and Herbert Hoover biographer, George Nash, Mrs. Margaret Hoover and Dr. Nancy Heingartner as they discuss the Commission for Relief, the lives of civilians during WWI and the legacy which continues on into today.

Accompanying the panel discussion will be an exhibit of handwritten letters and drawings of gratitude addressed by Belgian schoolchildren to US Consul General in Liège, Alexander Heingartner, in 1917.

 

Space is limited, so register early! Light refreshments will follow the panel.

Panelists:

George Nash, PhD

Historian and Author

Author of a Multivolume Scholarly Biography of Herbert Hoover

 

Nancy Heingartner, PhD

Ph.D. in Slavic languages, Brown University

IRIS Assistant Director, Outreach

University of WI-Madison, Institute for Regional and International Studies (IRIS)

 

Bernard Geenen

Economic and Commercial Counselor for Wallonia

Embassy of Belgium

 

Distinguished Guests:

Brigadier General G. Franchomme

Defense, Military, Air and Naval Attaché

Embassy of Belgium

 

Colonel Thomas Dunne 

Canadian Armed Forces, Air Attaché Embassy of Canada

 

2018-03-05 17:00:00 2018-03-05 19:00:00 America/New_York Glory and Gratitude to the United States European Union Delegation in the US: Glory and Gratitude to the United States Hoover Institution, 1399 New York Ave NW #500, Washington European Union Delegation in the US delegation-usa-info@eeas.europa.eu
March 5, 2018

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Hoover Institution,
1399 New York Ave NW #500,
Washington 
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