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National Park Service Seeks Public Input on National World War I Memorial 

By Mike Litterist, National Park Service
Special to the United States World War One Centennial Commission web site

WASHINGTON – The National Park Service (NPS) is seeking comments on the proposed enhancements to Pershing Park for the national World War I Memorial. The project, including a comparison of the two alternatives, is available online at The public comment period is open February 6 - 27, 2019. The comment period, which originally ended on January 18, has been extended due to the partial government shutdown.

The Draft Environmental Assessment describes how the proposed national World War I Memorial will enhance Pershing Park (located on Pennsylvania Avenue, between 14th Street NW & 15th Street NW) by constructing appropriate sculptural and commemorative elements, including landscaping.  The memorial is meant to further honor the service members of the U.S. Armed Forces in World War I.  The memorial design and construction is being managed by the United States World War One Centennial Commission (

How to Comment:

The public can comment online through the NPS Planning, Environment, and Public Comment (PEPC) website.  From the project website (, navigate the menu on the left hand side of the page to “Open for Comment,” then open the “World War I Memorial Environmental Assessment” folder. The green “CommentNow” button will take you to the online form.

Comments may also be submitted in writing to:                    

National Mall and Memorial Parks
900 Ohio Drive, SW
Washington, DC 20024
ATTN: World War I Memorial

Comments must be posted on the website or postmarked by February 27, 2019 to receive consideration.

Please be aware that the entire comment submitted – including personal identifying information such as address, phone number, and email address – may be made publicly available.  Requests to withhold such personal identifying information from publicrelease will be considered, but there is no guarantee that they will be withheld.

Read more on the National Park Service web site.

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