World War I

From the Editor: No Peace for the Peace Cross

December 21, 2017

BY HEATHER WRIGHT — Uncertainty seems to have been cemented into the foundations of the Peace Cross. Construction of the concrete and rose granite World War I memorial began in 1919, but was halted in 1922 due to lack of funding. Later that year, the commissioners of Bladensburg deeded the [read more]

Hugh’s News: Reflecting on war poetry

August 10, 2012

BY HUGH TURLEY — In 1963, addressing Amherst College, President John F. Kennedy said, “When power corrupts, poetry cleanses, for art establishes the basic human truths which must serve as the touchstone of our judgment.” After more than a decade of fighting, Americans might reflect on war [read more]