It’s not getting too much attention yet, but August, 2014 marks the 100 year anniversary of the start of WWI. On this trip, it will be interesting to learn of what events are planned in Europe for next year.
There’s an interesting website which is already memorializing this somber anniversary. Check it out at http://www.1914.org/why_remember/
Recall that WWI was actually the major cause of WW2 and the two wars were only 21 years apart. So, there were many soldiers and civilians directly involved in both wars. For one, President Harry Truman fought in WW1 as an artillery gunner in 1918 and then dropped the atomic bomb to end WW2 in 1945.