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We have done it together

The centennial of WWI has provided the opportunity to give long-overdue recognition to America’s 4.7 million sons and daughters who served in the Great War. Those women and men served with the same valor and courage as the veterans of later wars, and the nation’s sacrifice was great—204,000 Americans returned home wounded and 116,516 did not come home at all.

We are proud and excited that at last with the opening of the Memorial to the public on April 17, 2021, we are at last honoring the heroism and sacrifice of the Americans who served with the creation of the National World War I Memorial in Washington.

National WW1 Memorial in Washington DC - Flythrough from July 19, 2018
The National WWI Memorial in Washington DC

This animation above is of the final concept as approved by the U.S.Commission of Fine Arts on September 19, 2019 and the National Capital Planning Commission on Oct. 3, 2019.

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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


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Washington, DC

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Capitol

White House

National Mall

Vietnam

Korea

WW II

WW I

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National WWI Memorial

Pennsylvania Ave. NW

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Explore the Memorial Design in detail

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