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WWI Centennial: Military and Veterans Salute

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The World War One Centennial Commission invites the public to visit the site of the National World War Memorial, Washington, DC between November 8 and 12 for a “First Look at the National World War l Memorial.”

The Memorial site will be open to the public beginning with a presentation of colors at 9 a.m. and concluding with “Taps” at sunset daily, November 8-12. Visitors will see the memorial design, learn where the memorial will be constructed, and learn how to be part of the project. The “First Look” program will also include a series of special events as noted below.

2:00 p.m. – Military and Veterans Salute (Open House)

The World War One Commission provides the opportunity to give long overdue recognition to America’s sons and daughters who served in the Great War, including the more than 204,000 Americans who returned home wounded and the 116,516 who never returned.

This day honors the veterans of World War I and all the conflicts that followed. This event reminds us of the service and sacrifice of military members and veterans will never be forgotten.

Program highlights:

  •  Screening of “The Soldier’s Journey”
  • Theatrical performance by the Ebony Doughboys
  • Performance by 369th Experience Band Concert


November 11, 2018
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm