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On April 16, 2021, the World War I Centennial Commission celebrated the Inaugural Raising of the Flag of the United States of America over the newly constructed National World War I Memorial site in Washington, DC.

Now that the Memorial is open, the Doughboy Foundation has been established to continue its mission of stewardship for the Memorial and the remembrance of those who served and sacrificed in WWI. Every evening at 5pm, a bugler dressed in a Doughboy uniform plays “Taps” at the WWI Memorial located at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW.

Click here to watch the First Colors ceremony from April 16.

Click here to read the recent Washington Post article about Sabin Howard's progress creating the sculpture originally envisioned by Joe Weishaar which is slated to be installed in 2024.

Click here to visit the U.S. World War One Centennial Commission website.

The Richard Lounsbery Foundation was an early supporter of the project.

Photo by E. Brown


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