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Centennial Commission to live-stream ceremonial groundbreaking Nov. 9
for National World War I Memorial at Pershing Park in Washington, DC

By Chris Isleib
Director of Public Affairs, United States World War One Centennial Commission

logoThe U.S. World War I Centennial Commission will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for America's World War I Memorial on Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:00 am Eastern, at DC's Pershing Park.

This event will be will be live-streamed to the web at

Guests of honor will include senior military & veteran leaders, as well as Centennial Commission members, members of the historical/cultural community, U.S. and city officials, and major donors.

U.S. Military Academy Cadets, the Pershing Rifles Group, and the US Army Band's "Pershing's Own" Brass Quintet are also expected to attend.

Our shovels will turn earth that came to us from the World War I battlefields of France.

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission is a Congressional Commission created in 2013 to provide public outreach, education programs, and commemoration events for the American involvement in the war. The Commission operates through private donation. The founding sponsor of the Commission is the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago, IL.


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