The District of Columbia Society
Sons of the American Revolution
cordially invite you to their annual
Thursday, December 9
Two Thousand Twenty One
From Seven O'clock in the evening until Ten
The Capitol Hill Club of Washington, DC
300 First St SE, Washington, DC 20003
Special Guest Speaker
Col. Robert J. Dalessandro (USA-Ret)
Former Deputy Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission
Director of the United States Army Center of Military History at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C
Col. Alessandro will be discussing the work of the American Battle Monuments Commission
Cocktails at 7:00
Open bar with hors d'oeuvres
Dinner at 7:30
Roasted Pear Salad, Herb Chicken - Pork duo, Noel log, Table Wines
Black tie with regalia
$75.00 per person
R.S.V.P not later than Noon on December 8th
About our Speaker
Robert J. Dalessandro is an American historian and author who has written and presented extensively on the American Expeditionary Forces contributions to the First World War.
Dalessandro is a retired Colonel in the U.S. Army and the Deputy Secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission He is former Director of the United States Army Center of Military History at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C. Dalessandro frequently leads battlefield tours to sites in the United States, France and Italy.
Dalessandro is widely published on the lifeways and material culture of the American Soldier in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries. He is co-author of the Organization and Insignia of the American Expeditionary Forces, 1917–1923, he serves as editor of the Army Officer’s Guide, co-author of Willing Patriots: Men of Color in the First World War, and Contributions of African American Soldiers and the American Lions: the 332nd Infantry Regiment in Italy in World War I.
His book, Organization and Insignia of the American Expeditionary Forces, 1917–1923 received the Army Historical Foundation award for excellence in writing.