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Did You Know There Is No National WWI Memorial in Washington DC?
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The United States honors the American veterans of every major war of the 20th century with a national memorial in Washington, D.C., except the veterans of World War I.

The centennial of the war from 2014 to 2018 provides the opportunity to give long-overdue recognition to America’s 4.7 million sons and daughters who served in the Great War. Those women and men served with the same valor and courage as the veterans as those later wars, and the nation’s sacrifice was great—204,000 Americans returned home wounded and 116,516 did not come home at all.

As we commemorate the centennial of the U.S. involvement in the Great War, now is the time to honor the heroism and sacrifice of the Americans who served with the creation of a National World War I Memorial in Washington.
The National WWI Memorial in Washington DC
With your help, we are building it.
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This animation represents the revised concept as reviewed and approved by the U.S. Commission of Fine Arts on July 19, 2018: elements of the design are still in progress. Additional agency reviews will occur toward ultimate design approval by the Commission of Fine Arts, the National Capital Planning Commission, and the National Park Service.

Location

Washington, DC

Capitol

White House

National Mall

Vietnam

Korea

WW II

WW I

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National WWI Memorial

Pennsylvania Ave.

E St. NW

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Make your check out to: US Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars

Mail To:  US Foundation for the Commemoration of the World Wars
               Donation Dept.
               701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW  #123
               Washington, DC  20004

Download an optional donation/instruction PDF to fill out and include with your donation

Project Overview Nov. 1, 2017

Project Overview Nov. 1, 2017
Presented by Edwin Fountain, Vice-Chair
US World War One Centennial Commission
From the WW1 Centennial News Podcast

The Sculpture's Evolution Jan. 7, 2018

The Soldier's Journey Jan. 7, 2018
Presented by Sabin Howard, project master sculptor From the documentation of his work

The Sculpture's Evolution Jan. 7, 2018

CFA Review July 29, 2018
The Washington DC Commission of Fine Arts
reviewed and approved the updated design
of the National WWI Memorial - See the story.

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Videos About The Project

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Commissioner Terry Hamby and Sculptor
Sabin Howard on Fox Television

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WWI Memorial Design Competition Archive link
WWI Memorial Design Competition Archive link
WWI Memorial Latest Design access button
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