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Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Cantigny

Commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Cantigny

Saturday 26 May 2018 - From 11h00 to 13h00

The Battle of Cantigny (28 May 1918) was a comparatively small battle in World War I, but it was the first major offensive undertaken by the American Expeditionary force.

The AEF's success in beating back the Germans was a tremendous moral victory for the Allies, and validated General Pershing's argument that the Americans were better off fighting independently than than as reinforcements for the British and French. 

To mark this pivotal moment in American involvement in the Great War, the ABMC will hold a ceremony at 11am on 26 May 2018 commemorating the men who fought and died in the battle

For more information, please visit http://www.worldwar1centennial.org

Organiser: 
DEPARTMENT OF THE US ARMY
Venue of event: 
American Memorial
rue du 28 mai 1918
80500 CANTIGNY