war has the most monuments commemorating it in New York City?
World War I.
World War I lasted from 1914 to 1918. When the United States
entered the war in 1917(on April 6), many Americans optimistically
thought it would be the “war to end all wars.” President Woodrow
Wilson assured them that they’d be “keeping the world safe for
democracy.” It was the first time in American history that thousands
of Americans were sent to the battlefields of Europe – over 3,600
miles from home. Some 100,000 never returned, and most of the
dead were buried in European cemeteries. Separated by an ocean
from their fallen soldiers, Americans built memorials that would
serve as a reminder to them of their lost loved ones – not unlike
the friends and family of the thousands lost in the ashes of the
recent attack on the World Trade Center.
the next Geography Corner: The September 11th attack
on the World Trade Center may be recorded as “the bloodiest day
in American history.” Before September 11, 2001, what was the
bloodiest day in American history, where did the carnage take
place and why?
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