It is early March, 2018, and the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne Offensive Commemoration Events are just months away: There is still seating available for the M-A Centennial Dinner and Meet and Greet that the Webmaster and Markus Klauer have organized for Friday, 21 September, 2018. Readers are strongly encouraged to sign-up today.
The primary reason readers should participate is networking: The Meuse-Argonne.com Facebook Group now has almost 1,000 members. Approximately 77% are Americans and 23% are international. The Webmaster hopes that a similar mix will come to the dinner, and that this mix will allow a good exchange of information and contacts.
Attendees will also hear two short presentations on the Meuse-Argonne Offensive: “The German Side of the Meuse-Argonne” by keynote speaker, Markus Klauer, and “Bringing Sept. 26, 1918 to Life” by Webmaster, Randy Gaulke. A slide show of the spectacular “Griffin Group Photos” will also be shown throughout the evening.
Last but not least, Chef Laurent Labrosse has prepared a traditional Lorraine dinner for participants to enjoy:
- Pave de brochet Sc. Blanc de Meuse
- Daube de sanglier Argonnais ou Pintade aux mirabelles
- Garniture le legumes
- Salad de saison
- Tartellettes aux mirabelles de pays
- Blanc de Meuse et Rouge de Meuse (raisonnablement)
- Pike cooked in a white sauce
- Argonne-style wild boar stew or guinea foul with mirabelles
- Seasonal salad
- Cheese tray
- Mirabelle tarts
- White and red wines from the Meuse (in moderation)
The final day to register is 14 September, 2018
Readers will find the registration form here: Centennial Dinner and Meet Updated March 2018 Final