WWI Memorial Design Competition

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December 14, 2015

National WWI Memorial at Pershing Park gets a Step Closer to Reality
Washington, DC - Designers in phase II of the Memorial Design Competition submitted their polished design concepts on Friday, Dec. 9th. They spent great deal of time and effort refining these designs. The Commission has five diverse concepts and the jury will have a challenging decision ahead of it.
If you are in Washington, these works will be shown in the atrium of the John A. Wilson Building, at the Council of the District of Columbia, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, weekdays, from 9:00am to 5:30pm, from December 14-22, 2015.
Please remember that even with these fantastic design concepts, we can’t build a memorial without donations. Every dollar donated will be matched by our founding sponsor, the Pritzker Military Museum and Library. You can help make this memorial a reality with a donation to the Memorial Fund. They’ve Earned Their Own Memorial. We can Build it!

See the new Stage II design developments online and let us know your thoughts: Public comment is now open.

Learn more about the design competition...
If you'd like a quick overview of the entire competition process, take a look at this informational poster.

Army 14, Navy 0 - One Hundred Years Ago
College ball 1915Washington, DC - Mike Williams, one of our fall social media interns, wrote a thoughtful piece for our website about the history of the Army-Navy game and rivalry. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

When Army met Navy on the gridiron this weekend, the two teams were participating in one of the longest and most prestigious rivalries in American sports. The teams will faced off before an American public worried about events in Europe; worried about committing forces into a long and costly war; worried about subversive agents, both domestic and international. The atmosphere in which Saturday’s game was played echoed that of another Army-Navy Game, played exactly one hundred years agoRead more.


Keep Warm This Season Wth a Commemorative Fleece Vest
Fleece VestAvailable in the official merchandise shop, keep warm with this Made in the USA full zip fleece vest. It features the "Doughboy" logo.

Doughboy is an informal term for a member of the U.S. Army or Marine Corps, and refers to the American Expeditionary Forces in World War One, largely comprised of young men who had dropped out of school to join the army. This poignant lone silhouette of a soldier in trench warfare serves as a reminder of those who sacrificed so much one century ago.
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