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 181111DCKW102ALiving history reenactors participate in "Battle's Over", a worldwide sunrise tribute to the fallen, marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I, on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Washington. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for US World War 1 Centennial Commission)

Photo Gallery 5 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.)

181111DCKW101AMusicians Timothy Kirkpatrick and Jamie Fountain to participate in "Battle's Over", a worldwide sunrise bagpipe tribute to the fallen, marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I hosted by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Washington. (Kevin Wolf/AP Images for US World War 1 Centennial Commission)

 Colin Taylor gangCollin Taylor-Hill, dressed as a Doughboy, hands out poppy pins to visitors at the start of an all-denominational Sacred Service at the National Cathedral on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Cathedral partnered with the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission for the event which marked the centennial of the end of World War I. Pictured here with Collin are (left) former Sen. John Warner, R-Va; (center) Executive Director of the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission Daniel Dayton; former Chair of the Joint Chiefs Adm. Mike Mullen; Secretary of the Navy Richard Spencer and his wife, Sarah "Polly" Spencer; (right) U.S. World War I Centennial Commissioner Col. Thomas Moe, USAF (Ret.). The service remembered the 4.7 million Americans who served in World War I, and honored the role the U.S. military has played in preserving peace and liberty in the world for the past 100 years. Collin is the great grandson of Sandra Sinclair Pershing,who is the granddaughter-in-law of General of the Armies John J. Pershing, leader of the American Expeditionary Force in World War I.

 181111DCKW107EVisitors take part in an all-denominational Sacred Service the National Cathedral, on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Washington. The Cathedral and the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission partnered for the service remembering the 4.7 million Americans who served in World War I, and to honor the role the U.S. military has played in preserving peace and liberty in the world for the past 100 years.

IMG 4034 1Some members of the WW1CC event team pose for a post-event photo at National Cathedral. Pictured, from left, are Executive Assistant Erin Sliwinski, Valor Medals Review Project Coordinator Zack Austin, Director of Public Affairs Chris Isleib, Office Manager Andrew McGreal, WW1CC Intern Rachel Hunt, and WW1CC Intern Madison Menz.  

9J6B4240Piper Jamie Fountain participated in "Battle's Over", a worldwide sunrise bagpipe tribute to the fallen, marking the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War I hosted by the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission, Sunday, Nov. 11, 2018 in Washington.

 

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