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Image: close-up detail of a painting of national flags. Text: Protecting The Peace

Protecting the Peace: United Nations Peacekeepers in the 21st Century

Wednesday, Sept. 21 - 6:30 p.m. Auditorium and Lobby

In 1918, French Prime Minister Georges Clemenceau proclaimed, “Yes, we have won the war and not without difficulty; but now we are going to have to win the peace, and that will perhaps be even more difficult.” Today, this mission of peace continues around the globe. Since 1948, United Nations Peacekeepers have worked to separate warring parties and to protect people from the effects of armed conflict.

Join us on International Peace Day for a panel featuring international military officers currently studying at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, who will discuss their most challenging and rewarding experiences as U.N. peacekeepers and the questions surrounding the responsibility of protecting civilians and peace. The discussion will be followed by a brief wreath-laying ceremony on the Paul Sunderland Bridge in honor of fallen U.N. Peacekeepers.

This program is presented by the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library and Museum, the United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City and the National WWI Museum and Memorial, in cooperation with the International Student Division of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.

Doors open at 6 p.m. with a reception. Panel begins at 6:30 p.m. Free with RSVP | Auditorium and Lobby