WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL
World War I remains America’s forgotten war, even though more Americans gave their lives during WWI than during Korea and Vietnam combined and the war profoundly shaped the rest of 20th century. More than four million American families sent their sons to serve in uniform during the Great War and 116,516 U.S. soldiers gave their lives in combat. Another 200,000 were wounded. Yet, there has never been a proper WWI memorial in our Nation's Capital.
The Richard Lounsbery Foundation is proud to have been an early leadership supporter of the new Memorial in honor of all of the Americans who served in the trenches, behind the lines, and on the home front, including Richard Lounsbery who served in France as an Army lieutenant.
On December 12, 2019, ground was broken on the new Memorial, located at Pershing Park near the White House, and is expected to be completed by 2021.