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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a 40-foot World War I memorial cross can stay on public land at a Maryland intersection.

The Great War ended on Armistice Day in November 1918; by June 8, 1919, the city of Reading was dedicating a memorial to the 224 soldiers from there and surrounding communities.

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The turn of the calendar year is a study in contrasts. As we reflect on the events of the previous year, we look ahead to the year to come, in all its shining possibility. 

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At the time, it was said to be the war to end all wars. One hundred years after the end of World War I, LancasterChorale is paying solemn tribute in music and readings of poetry and letters to those who gave their lives in that conflict.

One hundred years ago, the U.S. entered the first global war — an ugly, dirty, agonizing conflict that cost millions of lives and changed the world. Now, the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C., is observing the centennial with art and artifacts in an exhibition called Artist Soldiers.

WWI: Its Legacy in the Middle East

Aug 4, 2014

11 am World War I began one hundred years ago last month. By the time the Allies declared victory, an entirely new Middle East had emerged. It was a region that looks uneasily familiar today. We'll discuss the post-war convergence of nationalism and natural resources and a new political class that laid the foundation for current Mid-East conflicts. Guests