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 America’s 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, notable 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.
Our shovels will turn soil that came to us from the battlefields of France.
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
About the Pritzker Military Museum and Library
About America’s World War I Memorial
SOURCE U.S. World War One Centennial Commission
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