Photo Gallery 2 of the Centennial Commission's ACE Events Nov 8-12, 2018
By Chris Isleib
Director of Public Affairs, United States World War One Centennial Commission
To mark the Armistice anniversary, the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission hosted a number of events -- concerts, religious services, education symposia, commemorations, gatherings -- across the National Capital region, over the course of 8-12 November.
The schedule represented an incredible partnership with such remarkable teammates as the Kennedy Center, the National Cathedral, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, and many many others. Dubbed the ACE Events -- for Armistice Centennial Events -- they brought together long-term supporters of the Centennial activities over the years, with new members of our World War I community, many of whom have direct and indirect ties to people who served in the war.
Within the ACE Events, were special get-togethers, hosted at the downtown DC Pershing Park, future location of our new National World War I Memorial. We named them A First Look at the National World War I Memorial, because they also included a public introduction to the newest, agency-approved design concept, presented 'in situ' -- right there, at the Pershing Park site, in the First Look Pavilion.
We have collected a few images from those incredible events, for you to enjoy. (Click here to see the previous gallery.)