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WWI: Tribute to the Homefront

November 9, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 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.


12:00 p.m. –Tribute to the Homefront

Though the war abroad meant daily life on the homefront was drastically altered, those at home seized any opportunity to aid the war efforts.
This event honors the contributions of organizations that served on the homefront during the extraordinary times of World War I.

Program highlights:

  • Purple Hearts Reunited Presentation
  • Screening of “The Soldier’s Journey”
  • Conversation with Sabin Howard and Joe Weishaar, sculptor and designer of the National World War l Memorial, Washington, DC (Designer)


November 9, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm