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The World War I Project – A White Fund Presentation

January 24, 2019, 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Are You Looking to Enrich Your Life? Join City Councilor Marc Laplante, Writer and Producer of The World War I Project Documentary!

A grave yard with what seems like an amount too-many-to-count of crosses (grave markers) in rows.The United States entered World War I in 1917, and over 5,500 Lawrence residents enlisted or were drafted into military service. The WWI project spotlights 35 of the 200 Lawrence residents who lost their lives during World War I, and were given special recognition by city officials with a bridge, park, square, or building named for them. The stories of the 35 veterans have been lost over the years. Lawrence City Councilor Marc Laplante has rediscovered their stories and shares them through video, which he has written and produced. During the process he has traveled to France to honor many of these soldiers and to learn more about the United States’ involvement in the “Great War.”

This Presentation is FREE and OPEN to the public.

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More About Marc Laplante

Marc Laplante, City Councilor

Marc Laplante, a fourth generation Lawrencian, works for the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection. He graduated from law school in 2006, and is a non-practicing attorney. He has served on the City Council for over 13 years representing Tower Hill and South Lawrence East.

Laplante lives with his wife and three school-age children in the Colonial Heights section of Lawrence. He is also an avid beekeeper who also has four egg laying hens.

About the White Fund Enlightenment Series

The views expressed in the White Fund Enlightenment Series presentations are the views of the speaker and do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of Northern Essex Community College. The White Fund Enlightenment Series is presented by Northern Essex Community College. For more information go to the White Fund Enlightenment Series web page.




January 24, 2019
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
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Lawrence Public Library
51 Lawrence Street
Lawrence, MA United States
Robert Frost Room


Analuz Garcia
We welcome requests for sign language interpreting and other access requests (i.e. Computer Aided Real Time (CART), food allergies, etc.). Please contact the host of this event for requests, questions or event information.
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