Centennial Commission Chair Terry Hamby speaks during the A First Look event of the new National World War I Memorial, on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 in Washington. The Centennial Commission is creating the World War I Memorial through donation. The Commission plans to dedicate the new memorial on November 11th, 2021. Information can be found at www.WW1CC.org/Memorial (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for US World War 1 Centennial Commission)
Photo Gallery 4 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.)
(Above and below) On Saturday ,November 10, as part of the A First Look events, the WW1CC hosted an educational presentation on the Native American contribution to the war effort, which also including a blessing of the Pershing Park site for the new National World War I Memorial by representatives of the First People community, shown here with WW1CC Commissioners and Special Advisors.
Noted sculptor Sabin Howard (with microphone) stages live models to represent the new National World War I Memorial, which is being created by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission in the Nation's Capital on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 in Washington. Sunday, November 11th, marks the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I. The event was held at Washington DC's Pershing Park, site of the new National World War I Memorial. The Centennial Commission is creating the World War I Memorial through donation. The Commission plans to dedicate the new memorial on November 11th, 2021. Information can be found at www.WW1CC.org/Memorial (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for US World War 1 Centennial Commission)