April 5 2022 event sponsors(left to right) Dan Dayton, Chair, Board of Directors, of the Doughboy Foundation; Hungarian Ambassador Szabolcs Takacs; Denise VanBuren, President General of the DAR; Jari Villanueva, Director of Taps for Veterans; and author Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy. 

April 6, 105th Anniversary of U.S. Entry into WWI Event Sparks Discussion

Our Washington, DC, April 6, 2022 event, marking the 105th anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI, was a memorable evening for many.

Hosted by Dan Dayton, Chair, Board of Directors, of the Doughboy Foundation, Denise VanBuren, President General of the DAR, and Hungarian Ambassador Szabolcs Takacs, the program presented Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy’s two-volume book, “In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War” and an exhibit chronicling the historical events and the horrors of the First World War through photos that were taken 100 years later.

Special guests were introduced, including Jari Villanueva, who leads Daily Taps at the National WWI Memorial in Washington, DC. A lifelong bugler, Jari is considered to be one of the country’s foremost experts on military bugle calls. He is also Director of Taps for Veterans, a national organization providing an opportunity for buglers or trumpet players to sound Taps for military veteran’s funerals and ceremonies.

What followed was a fascinating panel discussion featuring Patrick K. O’Donnell, László Veszprémi and Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy on how "Lessons Learned from World War One" could potentially deter a third world war. Take a look at the panel discussion here via an “On Demand “ video of the event here:  https://www.facebook.com/DARPresidentGeneral/videos/483794030096230

Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy’s two-volume book, “In the Centennial Footsteps of the Great War” can be purchased here: : https://www.greatwarbook.com/us/

 Panel discussion(left to right) Patrick K. O’Donnell, Attila Szalay-Berzeviczy, and László Veszprémi discuss how learning the right lessons from WWI might help the world avoid stumbling into WWIII.

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