June 28, 2014 – 10:00 AM 100th Anniversary of the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand

The assassination set in motion a series of events that started the First World War. It was the spark that ignited the inferno.

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Honoring the Doughboys
American Meuse- Argonne World War I Cemetery in Northeastern France. Fifteen thousand of America’s Heroes are buried here.

I was walking among the headstones two weeks ago when my eyes welled-up. I thought of the full life I have had with my family and friends. The joys of marriage, being a parent, and now a grandparent are experiences they were to never know. They gave their tomorrows so that we could have our todays .

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American Montfaucon Monument (France) commemorates the American sacrifice in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive, September 26 – November 11, 1918.

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About Jeff Lowdermilk

I have traveled to Europe several times over the last few years to follow my grandfather's path as detailed in his World War I diary. My grandfather was an American Infantryman who survived the war. This has been an adventurous journey of self-exploration. The friends I have made along the way and experiences gained have greatly enriched my life