Protecting the Peace: United Nations Peacekeepers in the 21st Century
National World War I Museum and Memorial
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In 1918, French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau proclaimed, “Yes, we have won the war and not without difficulty; but now we are going to have to win the peace, and that will perhaps be even more difficult.” Today, this mission of peace continues around the globe. Since 1948, United Nations Peacekeepers have worked to separate warring parties and to protect people from the effects of armed conflict.
Join us for a panel featuring international military officers currently studying at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, where they discuss their most challenging and rewarding experiences and the questions surrounding the responsibility of protecting civilians and peace. The discussion will be followed by a brief wreath-laying ceremony on the Paul Sunderland Bridge in honor of fallen U.N. Peacekeepers. Presented in partnership with the Harry S. Truman Library and Museum, the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City, the International Student Division of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and People to People International. Sponsored by the Truman Library Institute and the U.S. Army General Command and Staff College. Doors open at 6 p.m with a reception. Panel begins at 6:30 p.m. FREE with RSVP | J.C. Nichols Auditorium and Lobby
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