New York and World War I

- World War I is sometimes called the "forgotten war." A 4-year period in history where countries across globe saw opposing alliances formed and regimes fall.

The war began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. The United States didn't enter the war until 1917 -- an entry many didn't know has ties to New York City.

Near 25th Street and 5th Avenue in Madison Square Park in is a statue called the Eternal Light Monument. Dedicated in 1923, 5 years after the war ended, it is a tribute to the doughboys that first defended this country's honor on a global stage.

And as this country continues to pay tribute to all the veterans who protect her, it's even more important to remember "The Great War," when America first showed the world what we're made of.

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