William M. Matz ’61 introduces president at WWI centennial ceremony

Major General William M. Matz ’61, secretary of the American Battle Monuments Commission (ABMC), introduced President Donald J. Trump at a ceremony at the American Cemetery of Suresnes, outside Paris, on Sunday.

The ceremony, organized by the ABMC, commemorated the 100th anniversary of the World War I armistice.

A link to the ceremony coverage is available on CSPAN.

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William M. Matz ’61introduces president at WWI centennial ceremony

Matz is a member of the national advisory council of The Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College and has served on the Board of Fellows and the Commission on the Future at the College. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 1997 and the Meritorious Service Award in 2011.

He was appointed as ABMC secretary in 2018.

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition. Alumni include Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate, and other distinguished scholars. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

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Posted: Thu, 1 Nov 2018

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