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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

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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First Colors Ceremony
On April 16, 2021, with basic construction completed, and though the main sculpture was not yet ready, an Inaugural Raising of the Flag of the United States over the National World War I Memorial opened the venue to the public.
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The WWI Memorial Construction Time Lapse
Construction launched on December 12, 2019 and was accomplished during a raging global pandemic with its associated challenges of supply chain, labor and safety.
These time lapse videos salute those whose dedication, sweat and toil manifest this tribute to our Doughboys under difficult circumstances, to honor the men and women who served in the name of Liberty and Freedom just over a century ago.
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Interactive Live Timelapse Cam


Video Player - A Soldiers Journey

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               Donation Dept.
               701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW  #123
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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.