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Free show to honor 100th anniversary of the end of 'The Great War'

A special free program at Zeiders American Dream Theater at Virginia Beach Town Center will help remember the sacrifices of American troops and their allies.

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WVEC) — Exactly one century ago this weekend, "The War To End All Wars" came to a close.

World War One will be remembered, and the sacrifices of American troops and their allies will be honored, in a special free program at Zeiders American Dream Theater at Virginia Beach Town Center.

Community Liaison Sibel Galindez said it will be a special multi-media Veterans show that her organization is bringing to its new 299-seat facility this Sunday.

It will honor, exactly one hundred years to the day, the end of the war. The program is called, appropriately, "To End All Wars."

"The Virginia Beach Chorale will be featured," she said. "There will be narratives by different speakers. There will be a beautiful bagpiper, and we're all going to be here together learning the story of World War One."

An estimated nine million combatants and seven million civilians died as a direct result of "The Great War." More than 116,000 Americans were killed.

Galindez said It's crucial that this and all military stories are told.

"Telling the stories of the military, whether it's back 100 years or the present day, it brings us all together, because there are so many military service members and family members here in Hampton Roads that are sacrificing every day," she said. "And bringing the stories and attention to it is our gift to the community."

There are two shows on Sunday. Tickets are already gone for the 4 p.m. performance. You can book your free ticket for the 7 p.m. show by logging onto Zeiders' website.

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