Light & Verity

Remembering World War I

Commemorating the centennial of America’s entry into the war.

Michael Marsland

Michael Marsland

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In memory of the 227 Yale students and alumni who died in World War I, Cadet Alex Tymchenko ’17 (left) and Midshipman Forrest Simpson ’19 placed a wreath during a ceremony on April 6 commemorating the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into the war. (The event was moved from Hewitt Quadrangle to Woolsey Hall due to rain.) At the ceremony, history professor Paul Kennedy said that for the United States, the war was “a gigantic step forward, into the newer twentieth-century world, and from which it could never look back. And the same, surely, was true of Yale.”

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