Atlanta Commemoration of Europe Day 2016
May 9, 2016
Diplomatic representatives in Atlanta from France, Germany, Great Britain, Austria, Slovenia and elsewhere across Europe were joined by an audience of interested patrons to observe the anniversary of the founding of the European Union. The event was at the joint French and German consul facilities in Atlanta’s Colony Square, the Alliance Francaise and the Goethe-Zentrum. Dr. Monique Seefried of Atlanta, a member of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission and an ex-officio member of the Georgia World War I Centennial Commission, spoke on “Why is the centennial of World War I relevant for understanding Europe today?” Introductory remarks were given by the Honorable Denis Barbet, Consul General of France, and Dr. Vicki Birchfield, co-director of the Center for European and Transatlantic Studies at the Georgia Institute of Technology.