Commemoration of the Centennial
of the end of WWI
The American Club of Paris invites you to mark the centennial of the end of WWI at the
in collaboration with the American Battle Monument Commission.
The American Battle monument Commission was created as a direct result of World War I. The ABMC administers, operates and maintains American military cemeteries representing twelve cemeteries in France. ABMC recognizes that its responsibility goes beyond simply maintaining beautiful and inspirational commemorative sites and have an equally important responsibility to tell the stories of competence, courage and sacrifice that those we honor can no longer tell for themselves.
Georges Clemenceau was a key political figure of the third Republic. Many times Ministre and Président du Conseil, he played a major role in ending the war and in negotiating the Treaty of Versailles. Clemenceau remains one of the rare French politicians fluent in English. He lived in New York City from 1865 to 1869 where he spent much of his time as a political journalist for a Parisian newspaper. He taught French at the home of Calvin Rood in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and also rode and taught horseback riding at a private girl’s school in Stamford, Connecticut. Clemenceau married Mary Eliza Plummer in 1869 (1848-1922), and had three children together.
Program starts at 6:00 PM:
- Private visit of the Clemenceau apartment and museum ( in English)
- Presentation of the American Battle Monument Commemoration history and program
John Wessels, ABMC Chief, Overseas Operations, Tina Young, ABMC Director, Cemetery Operations and ACP member, Alex Blumrosen, Attorney, Friends of ABMC Foundation.
Champagne will be served in the lovely private garden of the house.
Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Members 40€, Non-members 50€
8 Rue Benjamin Franklin, 75116 Paris
Refunds for cancellations made prior to Friday, May 11th, 2017 only.
The American Club of Paris - 4, rue de Chevreuse - 75006 - Paris
ASSOCIATION REGIE PAR LA LOI DE 1901