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The United States honors the American veterans of every major war of the 20th century with a national memorial in Washington, D.C., except the veterans of of World War I.

The centennial of the war from 2017 to 2019 provides the opportunity to give long-overdue recognition to America’s 4.7 million sons and daughters who served in the Great War. Those women and men served with the same valor and courage as the veterans as those later wars, and the nation’s sacrifice was great—204,000 Americans returned home wounded and 116,516 did not come home at all.

As we commemorate the centennial of the U.S. involvement in the Great War, now is the time to honor the heroism and sacrifice of the Americans who served with the creation of a National World War I Memorial in Washington.

 

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Donate By Mail

Make your check out to: US Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars

Mail To:  US Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars
               Donation Dept.
               701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW  #123
               Washington, DC  20004

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National World War I Memorial
At Pershing Park

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Location

Washington, DC

Capitol

White House

National Mall

Vietnam

Korea

WW II

WW I

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Pershing Park

National WWI Memorial

Pennsylvania Ave.

E St. NW

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Project Overview Nov. 1, 2017
Presented by Edwin Fountain, Vice-Chair
US World War One Centennial Commission
From the WW1 Centennial News Podcast

Design Concept - Feb. 24, 2016
Presented by Joe Weishaar & Sabin Howard
International Design Competition Winners
From C-Span3 - American Artifacts

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About The Project

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Ceremonial Groundbreaking , November 9, 2017

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WWI Memorial Design Competition Archive link
WWI Memorial Design Competition Archive link
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