March 2, 2016 | The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919 Curriculum Launch at the Flanders House in New York City

The Volunteers: Americans Join World War I, 1914-1919 Curriculum was launched on March 2 at an event hosted by the General Representation of the Government of Flanders to the USA at the Flanders House in New York City and online at The event featured keynote speaker Sophie De Schaepdrijver, a distinguished Belgian historian, Associate Professor at Pennsylvania State University, and recipient of the Order of the Crown (Belgium). The event also include remarks by Nicolas Polet, Director of Economic, Academic & Public Affairs at the Flanders House, Vincenzo Morlini, President and CEO of AFS Intercultural Programs, Nicole Milano, Head Archivist and Historical Publications Editor at AFS Intercultural Programs, and Margaret Hoover, an author who spoke about the humanitarian efforts of her great-grandfather, former U.S. president Herbert Hoover, who coordinated the Commission for Relief in Belgium during World War I. Attendees included members of the New York City and U.S. World War I Centennial Commissions, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, Primary Source, the American Friends of Blérancourt, the Ambulance 255 Project, and AFS Intercultural Programs.