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The U.S. World War One Centennial Commission
Proudly Announces that 
the National World War I Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Is Now Open to the Public

At last we are honoring the heroism and sacrifice of the 4.7 million American sons and daughters who served in WWI. Their sacrifice in this war was great. In just a short 18 months the Nation raised and trained a massive fighting force. Over 2 million deployed "Over There".  204,000 Americans returned home wounded and 116,516 did not come home at all. 
Their service, valor and courage equalled that of veterans from later wars and now at last our WWI veterans are being remembered in our Nation's capital.

National WW1 Memorial in Washington DC - Flythrough from July 19, 2018
The National WWI Memorial in Washington DC
With your help, we have built it!

This animation represents the final concept as approved by the U.S.Commission of Fine Arts on September 19, 2019 and by the National Capital Planning Commission on October 3rd, signaling the completion of the Memorial design phase. Click here for a downloadable PDF of the detail design

First Colors Ceremony
On April 16, 2021, we celebrated the Inaugural Raising of the Flag of the United States of America over the newly constructed National World War I Memorial site in Washington, DC. with an live broadcast event.

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WWI Memorial Cam

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To everyone who has helped make this Memorial a reality.
Your continued support is crucial to the completion of the project.

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