The Hoover Institution hosted "Glory and Gratitude to the United States – Chers Bienfaiteurs'" on Monday, March 5, 2018 from 5:00pm - 7:00pm EST.
Few people know that a large-scale humanitarian effort took place during WWI. As early as 1914, thousands of Belgian and American volunteers pulled together under the leadership of future President Herbert Hoover to save millions from starvation. Join American historian and Herbert Hoover biographer, George Nash, Mrs. Margaret Hoover and Dr. Nancy Heingartner as they discuss the Commission for Relief, the lives of civilians during WWI and the legacy which continues on into today.
Accompanying the panel discussion will be an exhibit of handwritten letters and drawings of gratitude addressed by Belgian schoolchildren to US Consul General in Liège, Alexander Heingartner, in 1917.