Sunday, May 24, 2015

Black Jack to be pushed to the back of National World War I Memorial

World War I Monument,
Peoria, Illinois
While sadly, the First World War was not the War to End All Wars--it was not for lack of trying. As we are in the midst of the World War I centennial, attention to this bloody conflict has finally created enough interest for the creation of a national Great War memorial in Washington at Pershing Park--where there is already a statue of the commander of the American Expeditionary Force, John J. "Black Jack" Pershing.

But as Breitbart reports, the Missouri native will be pushed off to the side of the memorial. Even though the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission is accepting designs for the memorial, the head of that commission, Edwin L. Fountain, says "we've moved away from the 'great man' approach to war memorials."

Maybe he has but I haven't--nor have millions of other Americans. Is appears we are headed for another debacle like Washington's bizarre and still not built Eisenhower memorial.

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