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Defense News - Edwin Fountain Interview



Date: November 08, 2015

NEWS - Washington DC
Edwin Fountain is interviewed by Vago Muradian on Defense News. They discuss the reasons to commemorate the centennial of of World War 1, the US National WW1 Memorial project and its implementation.

C-SPAN | American History TV - Edwin Fountain


Date: December 15, 2015

C-SPAN | American History TV's interview with Edwin Fountain, Vice Chairman of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, who talks about proposed designs for the World War I Memorial to be built in Washington, D.C. The site is near the White House and within view of the U.S. Capitol.

Library of Congress Veteran's History Project


Date: May 23, 2013

Actor Gary Sinise visits the Library of Congress and experiences the Library's Veterans History Project.

Phylicia Rashad - 'what did it mean for African Americans'


Date: September 2014

Phylicia Rashad,  an American actress, singer and stage director, discusses the service of African Americans during WW1 and how ta global new musical art form emerged out of that experience.

Keeping the memory of WWI alive with plans for a national memorial



Published on Jan 27, 2016
PBS News Hour

Millions of Americans who served during the Great War may soon be memorialized in the nation’s capital. The winning design by 25-year-old architect Joe Weishaar was selected from more than 360 proposals for the National World War I Memorial in Washington. Jeffrey Brown reports.

Memorial Announcement Press Conference - Full Length 00:50:46


Washington DC - January 26, 2016

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission has picked "THE WEIGHT OF SACRIFICE" for the new national World War I Memorial project. "THE WEIGHT OF SACRIFICE" was selected from a group of five Finalists, and culminates an open, international design competition that has run since May, 2015. The Commission's decision endorses the recommendation of the design competition's independent jury.

Chicagoan, 25, wins WWI memorial design competition


Date: February 04, 2016

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - He's not even a fully-licensed architect yet, but already Joe Weishaar has been tasked with the job of a lifetime. The Evanston resident won an international competition to design the first national memorial in honor of WWI!

Winners of WWI Memorial Design Contest On the NPC Newsmaker show


March 2, 2016

Washington DC –
Architect Joe Weishaar and Sculptor Sabin Howard, the design team selected to create the new World War I Memorial in Washington D.C., discussed their work, the design competition, and their vision for the memorial at the National Press Club. Immediately following the news conference, Weishaar and Howard lead a walking tour of the site, one block from the National Press Club.

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Modern Masters: Sabin Howard, Sculptor (Profiles a Member of the Design Competition Winning Team)

Published on Mar 11, 2016

Sabin Howard is part of the concept winning team for the the US World War I Memorial at Pershing Park. Dropping out of college allowed a young man to mold himself into one of the great artists of his generation. Sabin Howard shares how his love of history inspired him to become a sculptor.



C-SPAN | American History TV - Architect Joe Weishaar and Sculptor Sabin Howard


Recorded on February 24, 2016

Produced by C-Span | American History TV, this interview features the World War I Memorial Winning Design. The design team of the national World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C. talked about the ideas and symbolism behind the winning entry. The memorial commemorates the centennial of World War I and the nearly five million Americans who served. Joe Weishaar, a 25-year-old architect-in-training, was named a finalist in an international competition to design the memorial. To fully realize his vision, he invited veteran classical sculptor Sabin Howard to join him. Their partnership produced the winning entry, called “The Weight of Sacrifice.”

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