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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

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Bells of Peace 2022
Bells of Peace 2022 is launched with people and organizations all over signing up to participate. There will be 11am ceremonies all over the country including at the National WWI Memorial in Washington, D.C..
Now in its 5th year, tens of thousands have remembered those who served in WWI. It is a fitting kick off for Veterans Day remembrances anywhere.
No bell? No Problem! We even have an App for that.
Check it all out by clicking the "Learn more" button.

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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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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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The WWI Memorial Construction in a minute.
As this video reveals, building the WWI Memorial was monumental in its own right. It was accomplished during a raging global pandemic with its associated challenges of supply chain, labor and safety.
This video salutes all those whose dedication, sweat and toil went into manifesting this tribute to our Doughboys and all those who served in the name of Liberty and Freedom just over a century ago.

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WWI Memorial View Cam


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Mail To:  The Doughboy Foundation
               Donation Dept.
               701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW  #123
               Washington, DC  20004

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THANK YOU
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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