Ceremonial Groundbreaking for National World War 1 Memorial


Centennial Commission to Host Ceremonial Groundbreaking for National World War I Memorial

Event at Pershing Park to thank supporters & partners in the creation of the newest national memorial in the nation's capital.

When: Thursday, November 9th, 11:00am Eastern
Where: Pershing Park, corner of 14th Street NW and Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington DC

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission will host a ceremonial groundbreaking for the National World War I Memorial on Thursday, November 9, 2017, 11:00 am, at Pershing Park.  

Guests of honor will include senior military & veteran leaders, as well as Centennial Commission members, members of the historical/cultural community, U.S. and city officials, and major donors.  

U.S. Military Academy Cadets, the Pershing Rifles Group, and the US Army Band's "Pershing's Own" Brass Quintet are also expected to attend.

The U.S. World War I Centennial Commission is a Congressional Commission created in 2013 to provide public outreach, education programs, and commemoration events for the American involvement in the war. The Commission operates through private donation, and their founding sponsor is the Pritzker Military Museum & Library in Chicago, IL. 

About the U.S. World War I Centennial Commission  

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