This article from the Wall Street Journal came through my in-box earlier today and I thought I would pass along. Remember that one of the primary missions of the World War One Centennial Commission is to build a memorial in Washington D.C. I did not know until reading this earlier today that the studio work is being done here in New York City, in the Bronx no less. From the looks of it things are proceeding well. In an era when luxury condos are going up seemingly on every corner here in Gotham, even in the out boroughs, it is warming to see work like this being carried out here the way it once was. Check out the piece.
(image/American Engineers returning from the St. Mihiel front, National Archives)
Robert Schrock said:
One hundred years ago it would be 6 months before war was declared against Germany, but already The New York Hospital had formed and supplied a 500 bed hospital unit ready to be deployed when needed. Presbyterian and Bellevue Hospitals had done the same under the name of the American Red Cross. These hospital units were to be turned over to the U.S. Army if war was declared. The New York Hospital unit would not go into training on Governors Island until July, 1917, but the men, women, and materials were ready.