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Wofford professor to discuss ‘Forgotten Sacrifices’

Thursday, November 04, 2004

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – At 11 a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month, a two-minute silence is traditionally observed, at first to commemorate when the Great War, World War I, came to an end in 1918 – Armistice Day. Now, it is Veteran’s Day, and the anniversary is used to remember all those who have died in the wars since then.

“Forgotten Sacrifices: The Neglected Meaning of Armistice Day” will be presented by Dr. Frank Machovec, an economics professor at Wofford College, on Thursday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. in the Olin Teaching Theater in the Franklin W. Olin Building on campus. The talk is free and open to the public.

The presentation, illustrated with slides, will include the “Spartanburg connection of the use in France of African-American troops trained in here, and the problems that faced them in integrating into military,” Machovec says.